Matt Davis
Adjunct Assistant
MM, Manhattan School of Music
BM, Temple University

Matt Davis is a jazz guitarist based in Philadelphia. In addition to performing, Matt is an active composer, teacher and arranger. Hailed as "brilliant" by the Philadelphia Daily News, Matt’s original 12 piece ‘modern chamber jazz ensemble’, called "Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph" performs regularly in and around town. Matt has shared the stage with notable musicians such as Odean Pope, Dave Liebman, Paulina Oliveros, John Swana, Terrell Stafford, Mickey Roker, and others. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, The National Parks Service, The Banff Center, etc. Matt currently serves as Senior Lecturer in Jazz guitar performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He also recently received his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Please visit for more information.

Click here to see Matt perform with his group, Aerial Photograph.


Class Schedule, Fall 2016

TH06:30PM - 07:20PMCreat. Classroom Musicianship
T04:00PM - 05:20PMJazz Theory I
TH01:00PM - 02:50PMSm Jazz Ens: Trios
- Applied Instruction Non-Majors
- Major Lessons - Composition
- Major Lessons - Instrumental

Contact Info

Office: Merriam Theater 4TH
Tel: 215-717-6342
Fax: 215-545-8056