Romantic crooner, Matt Belsante and the Chris McDonald Orchestra swing their way through holiday classics
ARTIST: Matt Belsante
MUSIC STYLE: Holiday/Vocal
INSTRUMENTATION: nostalgic vocals with traditional big band accompaniment and orchestration
TOTAL TIME: 44:12
|Every once in awhile there comes along a singer who reminds you of something familiar yet something so new that it leaves you smiling; a young crooner’s voice that wraps around you like a warm coat on a cold winters day. Matt Belsante is that rare kind of artist who has something new to offer.
A Naperville, Illinois native, Matt started to sing in the jazz choir in high school during his junior year while continuing to play sax in the band. His mindset was to continue to sing jazz with the big band because he loved it, but never really thought about it as a career.
At Vanderbilt University, Matt also sang and arranged music for an a cappella group called the Dodecaphonics. In his senior year, Matt got the opportunity to sing the songs of Frank Sinatra with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, a group of Nashville’s top jazz musicians.
Matt’s best selling Green Hill recordings include BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH, WHITE CHRISTMAS, and WHEN YOU’RE SMILING.