Matt Cappy, a trumpeter, composer and arranger from Berlin, NJ, has been recording, touring and performing with the biggest names in music since graduating from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Matt has performed around the globe from small clubs to big venues, appeared on national television shows and performed at major music festivals for more than twenty years.
Matt’s studio credits include Michael Jackson’s “Butterflies” and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s “Elevated.” He has recorded on multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning albums, including Fred Hammond’s Free to Worship and Kirk Franklin’s The Fight of My Life, which both won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Gospel Album in 2008 and 2009, respectively. He also recorded on the John Legend and The Roots album Wake Up! (Grammy Award for Best R&B Album 2011) and Alejandro Sanz’s Sirope (Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album 2015.)
Matt has recorded on nearly a dozen gold an platinum certified albums, including Experience: Jill Scott 826+, a live gold selling album that is widely considered a genre-defining staple and signature of the Neo Soul Movement.
Matt has toured with Jill Scott, Maxwell, The Roots, Kirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, The Mavericks, Queen Latifah, and Patti LaBelle. Highlights of these tours include playing at the North Sea Jazz Festival and Hollywood Bowl with Jill Scott, appearing in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party with The Roots, playing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with The Mavericks, playing at The Essence Festival and Hollywood Bowl with Queen Latifah and headlining Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Bonnaroo, Coachella and Roskilde music festivals with Jay-Z. Matt also has performed at Bonnaroo with Amos Lee and The Roots and headlined Bonnaroo with the Dave Matthews Band.
Matt is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Ropeadope Records recording artist. He released his debut album entitled Church and State on Ropeadope in June 2017. Matt has maintained a private teaching studio for more than 25 years and has given master classes throughout the Northeast United States.