©2019 Matthew Locker

Matthew Locker is an American saxophonist, composer, and educator. He has traveled and performed all over the world from Boston to Texas, South Korea, Greece, and the Hawaiian Islands. He was born in Midland Texas, grew up outside of Dallas, and began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 with the help of a very talented neighbor, Wade Cofer. As a young man in Texas he was a member of the Sammons Youth Jazz Orchestra and attended summer Jazz programs at the University of North Texas. After graduation, he moved to Boston and attended Berklee College of music. While there he had the honor of studying with Harry Skoler, Hal Crook, Frank Tiberi, and many others. In 2015, while living and working in South Korea, he led his own trio and quartet, studied privately with Kenji Omae, and was a featured performer on KBS. His original composition “Dress by Ress” was performed for the United States Ambassador to South Korea in 2016. He is currently a member of the United States Army Band and lives in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, on the Island of Oahu. Matt performs with a variety of groups on the Island. He continues to develop his playing and composing and is available for private instruction, performance, and composition. Matthew Locker plays Syos mouthpieces and is a Syos Artist distributer.