"As a performer Herskowitz displays great command with all the necessary reserve to build convincing musical tension. He has an impressive formula for maintaining a groove through a sweeping arc of dynamics. Volume isn't always necessary in the company of an appreciative crowd of listeners and Herskowitz seizes the opportunity to be as compelling as possible."
The Jazz Word (review of Matt Herskowitz Upstairs)
September 21, 2014 - Piano Chameleons, Île des Soeurs
It's official! : my musical theatre show, Bella: the Colour of Love, about the life of Bella Chagall, muse, manager, publicist and great love of famed artist Marc Chagall, will be presented for a 3-week run at the Harold Greene theatre in Toronto this October! The run will be from October 13th to November 3rd.
I've added a little promotional video from Live On Stage on the Videos page, who is representing me for bookings for their 2014-15 season - short and sweet!
My musical theatre production with co-writer/lyricist Theresa Tova, Bella, the Colour of Love, based on the lives of Bella and Marc Chagall, was a huge hit at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia this past October! This was the premier of the full, revamped 2-act version with our new director, the legendary Danny Grossman.
New review of my performance at the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival last week - see full review on the Press page
Review of Upstairs in Downbeat magazine's Editor's Picks! You can read the full review on the Press page.
Matt Herskowitz Upstairs has already received numerous glowing reviews from the US! You can read some of them on the Press page (just click on the tab to the left). In the US you can also order this CD online worldwide through Justin Time Records, itunes, amazon and many other online retailers, as well at any record stores that still exist. In Canada it's available online as well at all retail record stores, including HMV, Archambault, Renaud-Bray and Grigorian.