Matt Vezey, Trombone

Despite initially learning how to play the trombone upside down (a small setback quickly fixed by his middle-school band director), Matt Vezey continued to pursue his passion for music. Throughout his high school career, he performed with several regional and all-state ensembles as well as the Bands of America Honor Band and the U.S. Army All American Marching Band.

Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in trombone performance at the New England Conservatory of Music.

He has performed throughout the valley with local big bands, combos, Latin dance bands, churches and chamber ensembles. He has performed with groups such as the Phoenix Brass Collective, Chandler Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Arizona, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria Theater Works, BOOM! Percussion, and The Village Blasting Club.

Matt taught high school band at Agua Fria High School and Carl Hayden Community High School. He loves spicy food, listening to live music, hiking trails throughout Phoenix, and, of course, playing the trombone!