People Of WFIT
Matt Heister recently made the decision to move back to his birthplace of New York from Florida, where he’s had a prolific career as one of Central Florida’s premiere jazz guitarists.
His career highlights include collaborations with major artists who reside in Central Florida, including duets with guitarist Larry Coryell, trio dates with pianist/bassist Richard Drexler, recordings and performances with bassist David Pastorious, and many engagements with saxophonist/flautist Dan Jordan.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, he also holds the positions of both "Director of Jazz", and on-air radio show host of the weekly jazz program Freedom In The Groove for radio station 89.5FM WFIT. His weekly show features modern jazz music and live interviews with special guests.
Born: Huntington Station, NY
Type of show: Classic and contemporary jazz
Favorite musicians/artists: Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Jonathan Kreisberg, Joshua Redman
On the Web: www.mattheister.com
Freedom in the Groove spotlights modern jazz at its finest. The show features not only the highest quality contemporary jazz music, but also live interviews with the musicians who are at the forefront of its creation. Freedom in the Groove is remotely broadcast every week by host Matt Heister all the way from New York City, ensuring that this exciting music is delivered to your ears directly from the world's greatest source for jazz!