Matt Venuti

Matt Venuti He’s a singer-songwriter, a band-leader, a one-man ensemble and modern day troubadour who tours nearly year-round. He’s a masterful instrumentalist known for playing rare and captivating acoustic and electronic instruments. He’s also a video-artist/producer, a poet and storyteller. Matt’s lyrics tell a story from “the rhythm of life” and “the heart of the road”…an honest, soul-filled and often humorous musical journey that forges a lasting connection between Matt and his audiences. The music can be described as mystical and entrancing; beautifully melodic with hypnotic grooves. He enhances his solo shows with a looping device that allows him to create lush layers of cinematic and other-worldly sounds, effects and melodies.

Matt plays rare and captivating melodic-percussive acoustic instruments created by PANArt in Switzerland, as well as the highly expressive and dynamic Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) wind synthesizer. He was among the earliest players to explore both of these instrument genres and share them with the world. He has a history of performing at diverse events and venues, including multiple performances at the TED and TEDx conferences. Matt tours extensively, performing over 100 solo concerts per year. He also performs with his San Francisco-based ensembles, The Venusians, who are veterans of major festival stages and gala events. Matt has multiple album releases that continue to have great chart placement on traditional radio and significant play on all the popular streaming sites.

While in residence, Venuti will record an album’s worth of instrumental music with the sounds of the Everglades as his backing track.

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