Award-winning producer Matt Pierson’s discography reads as an overview of the best that contemporary jazz has to offer, including the likes of Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, Bob James, Kirk Whalum, Jane Monheit, and countless others.
As an executive, Matt led Blue Note’s marketing and A&R departments before being called on by industry legend Mo Ostin to run Jazz A&R for Warner Bros. Records. By 1985, he was elevated to Executive VP/GM for the label while making Warner an industry leader, garnering over 40 Grammy Nominations and countless #1 singles and albums. He signed and in most cases produced a roster of heavyweights, from contemporary artists such as Metheny, Whalum, Larry Carlton, Boney James, and Norman Brown to acoustic masters Redman, Mehldau, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, and Mark Turner. Matt also produced a series of compilations and re-issues, including classic packages featuring Duke Ellington, George Benson, Bill Evans, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, and many more.
In 2003, Pierson left Warner Bros. to produce and consult independently. He continues to work with established artists while also focusing on developing and nurturing new talent in the jazz and singer-songwriter worlds. His recent production work ranges from acclaimed songwriter James Maddock’s Another Life, to modern jazz vocalist Monika Borzym (Sony), Kirk Whalum’s twice-Grammy Nominated Everything is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway, and upcoming release from soul diva Shayna Steele and new saxophone master Dayna Stephens. In addition, he is a consultant for the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic.