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Will Matthews

Will Matthews – guitarist and composer

In the 1980’s the Kansas City born guitarist began playing in groups lead by some of the city’s world renowned recording artists beginning with the late trumpeter Carmel Jones who recorded with Horace Silver. Matthews also played and recorded with violinist Claude’Fiddler’Williams who was Count Basie’s first guitarist before Freddie Green. In 1989 Matthews had the opportunity to play a concert with pianist/vocalist Jay McShann’s big band and also with his quintet in 2003.

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