SOURCE: Savage Records

March 03, 2008 14:15 ET

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Inks International Deal With Jazz Composer/Pianist Matt Savage

NEW YORK CITY, NY--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Sony/ATV Music Publishing and jazz composer/pianist Matt Savage have signed an international sub-publishing agreement, covering all countries except the United States and Canada. The agreement with the acclaimed jazz prodigy includes Matt Savage's back catalogue and future works, beginning with all original compositions featured on the last six albums recorded by the Matt Savage Trio.

The Matt Savage Trio released their sixth album in January, titled "HOT TICKET: Live in Boston," and it has hit #11 on the "Jazzweek" charts. Distributed by Palmetto Records (MRI/RED) "HOT TICKET" includes eight new Savage-penned songs and three original tracks revisited. The album was recorded during two concerts at Tufts University's Distler Performance Hall at the Granoff Music Center. In addition to Matt Savage on keyboards, the Trio is comprised of Dave Robaire on bass and Joe Saylor on drums. "HOT TICKET" was produced by Grammy-nominated Jonathan Wyner and engineered by nine-time Grammy-winner, Tom Bates.

The Matt Savage Trio most recently appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman," performing "El Fuego" from "HOT TICKET." Following the Trio's broadcast, "HOT TICKET" reached #2 in live jazz album sales on Amazon.com. In December, Matt Savage and his music were featured on "Piano Jazz," the acclaimed National Public Radio (NPR) syndicated series hosted by Marian McPartland.

For more information please visit: www.savagerecords.com and www.myspace.com/mattsavagetrio

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