Matthew Postle (b. 1982, Seattle) holds music degrees from University of York (PhD - Music Performance), Florida State University (MM - Jazz Studies), and Washington State University (BM - Trumpet Performance). He has worked with several international artists including Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, the ICP Orchestra, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and as a featured soloist with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the Airmen of Note Big Band. Matthew has been a featured at the Scottish International Festival of Trumpets, Manchester Jazz Festival, York Early Music Festival, and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He has also been a participant at the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop, and the School for Improvised Music Workshops. Matthew was a featured artist at the Festival of New Trumpet in New York City with his ensemble RPE Duo in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute and NASA Goddard Space Institute. Matthew has recorded for several bands and television shows including the HBO series “Eastbound and Down”.
Matthew currently leads the jazz area at Central Piedmont Community College. In the past he has taught at Verde Valley School, University of Portland, Davidson College, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, University of York, and Florida State University.