Matts (music industry) bio:
Matt is a producer, arranger, performer, writer, band leader, and educator. He has performed/worked with many internationally loved artists like Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Cee-Lo Green, Will i Am, Ray Chew, Jon Bon Jovi, The Isley Brothers, Paul Shaffer, Ben E. King, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Travie McCoy, Esperanza Spalding, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Valerie Simpson, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Melvin Sparks, Mike Gordon, Krishna Das, Wah!, The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. Matt is the arranger/keyboardist/guitarist for the world famous Apollo Amateur Night Band. On Broadway, Matt has played lead guitar for Beautiful the Musical: The Carole King Broadway Show and he will also be the Associate Conductor for Smokey Joe’s Cafe which will be coming to Broadway in 2017. Matt also did extensive international touring with Chester French opening for Lady Gaga, Blink 182, Weezer, Q-Tip, and many others. He was a member of the virtuoso Jam band "The Breakfast" (currently Kung Fu).
He has written and collaborated on arrangements for the BET Music Awards, Bruno Mars, Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Joan Jett, Michael J. Fox, will.iam, and others. Matt has composed for TV and Film, including recent documentaries “We Cause Scenes” (premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival), and Carvalho's Journey where he contributed music along with Bill Frisell, Jay Lifton, and John Medeski. Matt has appeared on national television shows including Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The ESPY Awards, Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central, and he has played venues and festivals such as Jones Beach, Gathering of the Vibes, and Summerfest. Matt worked with 13 of Swedens top artists on the TV series "En Kvall i New York" which premiered primetime on STV in August 2016.
After receiving degrees in both Philosophy and Music from Tufts University and New England Conservatory respectively, Oestreicher chose to pursue a different kind of education. He spent the greater part of 4 years living at yoga centers and meditation centers where he worked in exchange for instruction in Eastern spiritual and body practices that included yoga, chi gong, martial arts, and meditation. He has studied with many of the great living masters of these arts including a winter living in the Maui home of Ram Dass(Richard Alpert.) Oestreicher is certified as a yoga teacher, chi gong teacher, massage therapist and energy healer.
Matt Oestreicher uses his experience in the entertainment world and the holistic health world to create programs that educate, entertain, and enlighten. His newest show “One With Everything” (www.onewitheverything.tv) features discussions and experiences with spiritual teachers and practitioners from various traditions as well as top quality music. Matt is also the co-founder of the non-profit Your Time To Shine, Inc. (www.yourtime2shine.org) which is a community building arts program meant to supplement arts education for youth from in-need communities.
Matts podcast "The Mindful Musician" (www.mattoestreicher.com/podcast) explores the forces that shape the music industry while also exploring the inner worlds of the artists that create the music.
He will be releasing his first album this summer. Subscribe below for updates: