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Matt; a saxophonist and founder of Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club has been a main driving force in jazz and live music over the last 20 years in the North West. Manchester Evening News

Our live music is run by saxophonist/flutist Matt Nickson. 

Talk to Matt to put a bespoke band together for your event. A cool jazz band for a cocktail party or maybe a Flamenco duo for a summers day. The list of musicians and bands he has and continues to work with is too long to write here but they are all exceptional performers.

Matt started playing saxophone at the age of 13 and learnt his craft on the streets busking through his teenage years also leading and promoting bands from the age of 15. A notable session player with many bands it was his promotion of jazz in Manchester and the North of England lead to the foundation of, Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club and he was the instigator behind the Manchester Jazz Festival.

Matt is noted for his full  sound on tenor and a flowing melodic playing style. Matt also plays flute and has studyed flamenco. He now plays with the band “Calaita flamenco son” who's album has just been released on World Music Network's Riverboat Records Label. 

Matt's other original music projects include a collaboration with renowned Classical and Gypsy Romanian bassist Michael Cretu and Botswanan percussion player Chris Criuks forming the group CRAB

Last summer Matt went to Copenhagen for two weeks where during the Jazz festival he played a series of nine concerts with the amazing virtuoso Danish Pianist Mads Heide  and this March Matt is back in Denmark to continue with his collaboration with these great musicians and record and albums worth of material.


You can contact Matt via our email page or just call him on 07971805134 anytime. 

Find out more about Matt at his own website