7/9/12 - NEWS 2012
It's been busy with many other things, least of which is music at this time. There are serious, and difficult and wonderful things happening. Hoping that all this leads to a new time of creativity and musical endeavors. PEACE!
11/28/10 - NEW EP
The Go Particle is pleased to have available an EP of original music titled PRESS A BUTTON. Ask for it when you see them live. And we'll keep you posted on when and where the digital distribution begins.
8/1/10 - 12 GATES - New Recording
The new Pageant Music release 12 GATES is still available for download at Noisetrade.com. These 12 sacred songs feature songs by Matt Monticchio, Hiram Ring and include performances by Joy Ike, Cliff Lewis, Anna Demme and many others. Lead sheets and charts are available of the music as well.
11/20/08 - New Christmas CD - Love>>>Begotten
Matthew Monticchio, along with friends David Green and Hiram Ring, has just released a follow up to last year's Word>>>Flesh.
Love>Begotten is another collection of uniquely arranged songs celebrating Christ's birth. It includes some very well known carols and songs; also, a few originals by Hiram Ring, Cliff Lewis and Bethany Brooks. You can order one here at MatthewMonticchio.com or visit iTunes. See the EVENTS list for gigs and radio shows where this network of composers, songwriters and musicians will be presenting music from Love>Begotten.
9/5/08 - FIRST FRIDAY AT CHRISTIAN DAVID GALLERY STARTS UP AGAIN
5/25/08 - Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
Matt's trio will be playing for a coffee hour after the evening services at Tenth Church, all are welcome. Tenth Presbyterian Church, 17th and Spruce in Philadelphia PA.
3/7/08 - FIRST FRIDAY AT CHRISTIAN DAVID GALLERY STARTS UP AGAIN
Matt and Willie will begin there fun gallery music again in March. Join us for a special Jazz Salon at 9pm when you can sit in the gallery, have a drink and listen to some exuberant musical interaction with Matt's trio.
2/17/08 - Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
Matt's trio will play for a coffee hour after the evening service.
1/22/08 - Christmas CD - WORD>>>FLESH
Thanks to all who enthusiastically supported us in all our Christmas shows and by purchasing our unique Christmas CD. We were astounded at the positive response. The CD was a big seller and the Collective seems to have established a great business relationship with Borders. The bookstore purchased a second batch of CDs even after Christmas in response to requests they were receiving. You can still buy this CD on itunes and here at MatthewMonticchio.com.
Matt, Hiram Ring, David Green and others in the Collective are looking forward to future collaborations. Keep a look out for more music.
11/1/07 - Christmas CD
Matthew Monticchio has teamed up with fellow Pageant Music producer David Green and singer songwriter Hiram Ring to create an eclectic and original Christmas CD. This unique Christmas album, titled Word>Flesh, features one original Christmas song by Hiram Ring, Katie Becker and Matthew Monticchio; also many beloved Christmas carols and songs arranged in beautiful and original ways. Purchase this CD online at MatthewMonticchio.com for $10 + $2 shipping. Or at the itunes store [here]. Read more about this CD [here]. A free Christmas concert will take place on Friday, December 14th at Wheatland Presbyterian Church (1125 Columbia Ave. lancaster, Pa) at 8pm. Come get in the Christmas spirit and hear the music on the CD!
In August MM recorded original music with bassist Steve Varner at the Reifsnyder Store, Lancaster's Steinway dealer. Work on mixing and editing is scheduled for the Fall.
The Christiane David Gallery has started a "jazz salon". Every First Friday, at 9pm, MM's trio will play a short mini-concert of exciting improvised music at the gallery, 142 N Prince St. Come out and enjoy the Lancaster Arts scene.
The Wheatland June concert of MM's jazz trio (Willie Morales, bass, and Aaron Walker, drums) was recorded and now the 9 live tracks are available in a slick, slim line CD for $7. Please email MatthewMonticchio.com if you would like a copy.
5/29/07 - New Recording Underway
Recording is underway for the next sacred song CD, the follow up to Angels, Trees and Flowers. Pageant Music is foreseeing a November completion date and plans for a release before Christmas.
12/21/06 - Angels, Trees and Flowers Released
This album contains original worship music written to be sung at Wheatland Church where Matt serves as music director. These songs are in eclectic, contemporary styles. Keep a look out for this group playing live throughout the spring and summer months.
12/20/06 - New Website
Dave Warfel has been one of Matt's closest friends since the early 80's - when they were 7 years old. Dave is a brilliant graphic designer and Matt is thrilled to have worked together with Dave on this new site.