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About Matthew Niess

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Matt Niess is the Lead Trombonist with The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble in Washington, DC. He is a former high school band director and has taught on the jazz faculties of Shenandoah, Towson, and West Chester Universities and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of West Chester and George Mason Universities and is currently enrolled in DMA studies at Catholic University. He is the founder and director of the Capitol Bones, a jazz trombone ensemble, which has received national recognition and has performed throughout the country. He has appeared as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator at jazz festivals, schools, and universities throughout the country and has recorded and performed with numerous artists. Matt Niess is the director of The National Jazz Workshop which is held in July at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. nationaljazzworkshop.org.
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Matthew Niess joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 11, 2011