Praised for his ability to remain musical, poetic, and profound while navigating the challenges of contemporary music, saxophonist Matt Ennis’ career encompasses solo, chamber and symphonic performances, blending programs of avant-garde contemporary saxophone works with re-interpreted baroque and classical transcriptions. Matt is an active symphonic player and solo player, with recent performances in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, South Florida, Chicago, New York, and Paris, and he has worked and recorded under the direction of several distinguished composers including Alan Silvestri, John Williams, John Corigliano, Thomas Ades, and many more.

Matt completed his Doctor of Music Arts degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Southern California, where he studied with renowned saxophonist James Rotter. It was during this time that he was a finalist and winner of numerous international solo competitions including the Hennings-Fischer Young Artist’ Competition in Burbank, California and the Olga Koussevitsky Young Artists’ Competition in New York, New York.