Matt Panayides Trio Featuring Brice Winston

7PM & 9PM

Matt Panayides Trio Featuring Brice Winston

($15-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome New York based guitarist Matt Panayides and his band to the Century Room! Panayides and CR Artistic Director Arthur Vint were classmates together at William Paterson University from 2007-2009 and played countless hours together – this will be their first time performing together in 15 years! He will be joined by Brice Winston for this special show, focusing on the music of Wayne Shorter and more.

Brice Winston (sax) Matt Panayides (guitar) Chris Finet (bass) Arthur Vint (drums)

**Matt Panayides**

Matt Panayides is a highly acclaimed guitarist and composer based in New York City. Influenced by guitar legends such as Jim Hall, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and Joni Mitchell, he has created a unique sound that has earned him worldwide recognition. Panayides is known for his distinctive playing style and improvisational skills, and he can often be found leading his own groups and collaborating with other musicians both in New York City and abroad.

Panayides is focused on applying concepts developed on his previous three albums to the solo and trio jazz guitar format. He is exploring the American songbook repertoire and compositions by great jazz composers, sculpting arrangements that showcase the natural acoustic sound of his hollow body guitar made by Victor Baker.