See Matt LIVE at Segerstrom!

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SO excited to announce that the band and I will be headlining a very special show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, June 29 in Costa Mesa!⛱🎷It’s Segerstrom’s inaugural FREE Summer Jazz Series on the new Argyros Plaza. Hosted by KJAZZ 88.1 FM's Bubba Jackson, we’ll be playing all your faves from ‘Solitary Man’ and ‘Coulda Woulda Shoulda’!

The Plaza opens at 6pm with Ron Kobayashi’s Trio and Andrea Miller kicking things off at 7pm, followed by yours truly at 8pm. Bring your folding chairs and blankets for a great night of music under the stars!✨Food and drinks will also be available to purchase onsite from Center 360!

Two GRAMMYs for Nick!

A big congrats to my uber-talented pal and co-conspirator on ‘Solitary Man’, the great Nicholai Baxter who received his two GRAMMYs today for his work on 'La La Land' ! 👏🏻✨ 

Steve Tyrell at Catalina Jazz Club!

Such a pleasure watching my good buddy, the Grammy award-winning Steve Tyrell crush it last night at Catalina’s in Hollywood.🎙 He showed us how it’s done and has never sounded better! Steve’s been a real champion of mine and his generous promoting only continued last night from the stage (which I’m  indebted for!) Be sure to check out Steve’s terrific new album, ‘A Song For You’ 💿 out on @warnermusic and tune-in to his weekday show on KJAZZ 88.1 FM. Congrats, my friend!

DASH Radio Takeover!

Just got word that the Dash Radio takeover for ‘Solitary Man’ is happening this weekend! You can hear the hour-long interview (with cuts from the album) on both their ‘Ratpack’ and ‘Swing!’ channels Friday, Saturday and Sunday (times listed below) Tune-in for FREE via dashradio.com or thru their mobile app. A big thank you to @markmoseley and the Dash crew for their amazing support! 

Air Canada: Come Fly With Matt...Again!

'Solitary Man’ takes flight this season on Air Canada flights worldwide! ✈️ You can stream the full album via their enRoute In-flight Entertainment under ‘Jazz/Blues’. Pick up your own copy today via Amazon, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify!

New Music Video: 'Angel Eyes'

'Angel Eyes' has always been a favorite of mine. Written in 1946, it would become a hit for Frank and Ella in the '50s. Now 70 years later, we're taking it back to its 'noir' roots with this new arrangement by Callum Au… Watch the full video via the link below! From my new LP, 'Solitary Man' — co-produced by GRAMMY award-winner Nicholai Baxter (@lalaland) available on Amazon, iTunes, Google & Spotify.

'Ringer of the Week' on Jazz Weekly!

Very excited to learn that 'Solitary Man' is the "Ringer of the Week" on JazzWeekly.com! Here's an excerpt: "I said it before on his 2015 debut album 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda', and I’m saying it again after his new release 'Solitary Man'…this Matt Forbes is the vocalist that you want to discover. Forget the posers and TV personalities. Forbes mixes standards, pop tunes and obscurities and delivers them like Mariano Rivera on this album...this guy makes the standards stand out!"

You can read the full review below -- a big thank you to George W. Harris for the support!

New Video: 'Solitary Man'

This track may have been the last one we recorded for the album...but it ended up saying it all. ‘Solitary Man’ — which Neil Diamond originally wrote for Bobby Darin in 1966 — gets unplugged and reimagined for 2017. The title track from my new LP, 'Solitary Man', co-produced by GRAMMY award winner Nicholai Baxter ('La La Land', Rufus Wainwright) Available NOW on Amazon (smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes/Apple Music (smarturl.it/inizmr), Google Play (smarturl.it/fg1heb) Spotify (smarturl.it/5dyr4u) and in select stores -- Song & Script and L'Atelier Grigorian in Toronto and Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

New Video! 'The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)'

When love doesn't work out, the only thing you can do is bounce...! Here's an inside look at me and the band tracking, 'The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else' at EastWest Studios and Igloo Music in Los Angeles. Callum Au really outdid himself on this new arrangement!

From my new LP, 'Solitary Man', co-produced by GRAMMY award winner Nicholai Baxter ('La La Land', Rufus Wainwright) Available NOW on Amazon (smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes/Apple Music (smarturl.it/inizmr), Google Play (smarturl.it/fg1heb) Spotify (smarturl.it/5dyr4u) and in select stores -- Song & Script and L'Atelier Grigorian in Toronto and Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

'Solitary Man' Gets First Play on BBC Radio 2

A big thank you to the great Clare Teal who debuted my Bobby Darin-penned track, 'Rainin'' last night on @bbcradio2 ! (Be sure to tune into Clare's show every Sunday night for the best in jazz and swing!) From my new LP, 'Solitary Man', available NOW via Amazon (smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes/Apple Music (smarturl.it/inizmr), Google Play (smarturl.it/fg1heb) Spotify (smarturl.it/5dyr4u) and in select stores -- Song & Script and L'Atelier Grigorian in Toronto and Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

First Review Is In! 'Canadian Beats'

I just received word that writer Dutch Bickell was kind enough to review 'Solitary Man’ for the popular 'Canadian Beats' music blog.  Being the subject, I won't say too much -- but I'm grateful to Dutch for the incredible support.  You can read his full review via the link below.  'Solitary Man' is available NOW on Amazon (smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes/Apple Music (smarturl.it/inizmr), Google Play (smarturl.it/fg1heb) Spotify (smarturl.it/5dyr4u) and in select stores -- Song & Script and L'Atelier Grigorian in Toronto and Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

Release Day! + New Video: 'With Or Without You'

It’s officially release day (!) and I couldn’t be more excited to share this new album with you all — here’s a taste of the latest music video, U2's ‘With Or Without You’, featuring a George Martin inspired arrangement by Callum Au. My new LP, ‘Solitary Man’ — co-produced by GRAMMY award-winner, Nicholai Baxter ('La La Land', Rufus Wainwright) Available NOW on Amazon (smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes/Apple Music (smarturl.it/inizmr), Google Play (smarturl.it/fg1heb) Spotify (smarturl.it/5dyr4u) and in select stores -- Song & Script and L'Atelier Grigorian in Toronto and Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

Now Playing on KJAZZ & Sirius XM!

We're just 2 days away from release day -- but I'm excited to announce that nine (!) tracks from 'Solitary Man' have been programmed onto Los Angeles' legendary KJAZZ 88.1 FM and that the record has also started spinning on SiriusXM Radio's 'Siriusly Sinatra' (Channel 71)! My sincere thanks to Saul Levine and Charlie Pignone for their incredible support. You can pre-order the new album via Amazon (smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes (smarturl.it/inizmr), Google Play (smarturl.it/fg1heb)

2nd Music Video Drops + 'Solitary Man' Enters Amazon's Top 10 Chart for Vocal Jazz!

We're less than 2 weeks away from release day, so we're excited to drop our second music video from the record -- Bobby Caldwell's breakout hit 'What You Won't Do For Love', featuring a swingin' new arrangement by Callum Au.  You can now pre-order the digital and physical editions of the album via Amazon.com (http://smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes (http://smarturl.it/inizmr) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/fg1heb).  UPDATE: I just got the news that 'Solitary Man' has broken through Amazon's Top 10 Chart for Hot New Releases in Vocal Jazz, rising to #3!  Thanks to everyone for keeping this great momentum going! #vintagepop 

Pre-Order Begins and First Music Video Drops

We're just a little over a month away before my second full-length album, Solitary Man drops on October 20th. Starting today, you can now pre-order the digital and physical editions of the album via Amazon.com (http://smarturl.it/meecn6), iTunes (http://smarturl.it/inizmr) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/fg1heb).  We're also VERY excited to reveal the first single and music video 'Cry Me A River' -- which you can check out below!  As a bonus, you can get this track instantly when you pre-order the album from iTunes!  #vintagepop 

New Album 'Solitary Man' Coming Soon

I'm so excited to finally announce that my second full-length album will be dropping on October 20th! 'Solitary Man' — co-produced by GRAMMY award-winning producer/engineer Nicholai Baxter (La La Land and Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born') — will feature 13 tracks with brand-new arrangements by Callum Au. We've been very busy the past eight months pushing this music to the next level and I can't wait to finally share it with you. The first single drops in two weeks so stay tuned...! #vintagepop

EMA's 'Classic Hollywood' Benefit a Success!

I had a blast headlining the Entertainment Merchants Association's 'Classic Hollywood' benefit at NeueHouse's historic Studio A in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A big thank you to Mark Fisher and the entire EMA team for having me and the band be a part of this fantastic evening!

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