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29.01.2011

Roman Matin

Published in Artist Biographies

Roman Matin was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1981. His father played bass guitar in local rock bands. Roman was interested in music from his early childhood, and to his five he knew almost all European and American musical groups. His first major hobby became art-rock.

Later, Roman was acquainted to the academic and jazz music. Among the favorite musicians he calls Lester Young, Art Pepper, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Fred Frith; his favorite composers are Bartok, Stravinsky, Satie, …

29.01.2011

Roman Matin

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
"A wonderful new talent with deep feeling," said legendary Sheila Jordan, when she heard Roman’s music for the first time, and the famous Tom Waits’ saxophonist Ralph Carney exclaimed, "At last, an original voice!"

Roman Matin is a Russian guitarist and composer whose name is just beginning to become famous for the American and European audience. The creator of a truly unique style of playing the guitar, the holder of the original beauty of sound, marked by famous musicians and thousands of l …