Matt Wong is an award-winning pianist, composer, and arranger. His impressive list of awards includes: ASCAP awards (5); Downbeat Music Awards (10); Monterey Jazz Festival Awards (2); a Jazz at Lincoln Center Award, and many more.
Wong works with small ensembles, big bands, and full orchestras. His arrangements and compositions have been performed by artists and groups including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony (SoundBox), Oakland Symphony, Grace Kelly, Santa Cruz Symphony, Gateways Festival Orchestra, Realistic Orchestra, Louis Cole, and the Late Show Band (Stephen Colbert).
Wong’s more recent work has been with Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Batiste as a keyboardist, arranger and orchestrator. He has also worked for Grammy Award-winning producer/composer/arranger Brent Fischer assisting with music orchestration, production, and engraving, and assisted on production of two Clare Fischer Big Band Albums for Clavo Records.
Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Wong feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment that supports all music and fosters musical collaboration and experimentation.
He attended the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently based in New York City.