Some facts about Matt:


Matt Otten lives in The Netherlands, and is married to Dutch-American jazz singer, and painter, Maria Harp. They recorded three albums together. Their secoond album included international stars, like Amina Figarova, Gary Willis, Pino Palladino, and the late Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson. Matt has also released several recordings of his own, such as the album Secret Combination and is author of a book published by Hal Leonard.

Matt started playing guitar at the age of 10, had seven years of classical guitar training, and went on to explore jazz guitar more or less by himself. Some years ago he was invited by Peerless Guitars to become an endorsee of the brand, and he has played many of his popular YouTube videos on Peerless instruments. His YouTube channel, by the way, is quite popular, with over 300 videos and millions of views.


Did you know that several years ago, Matt was selected by the large TrueFire community as one of the "100+ gifted guitarists you should know"?


Matt has also collaborated with luthier Frans Elferink, recording some of the best sounding archtop jazz guitar tracks you are likely to come across. Listen to one below.