“The beauty of Picard’s music is in his uniting of these strains to form a style and a sound decidedly grounded in the past yet vitally of the here and now.” – Barry Singer for Playbill
Jazz meant for dancing! Since graduating Juilliard, multicultural artist Mathis Picard has used his French-Malagasy roots to bring his brand of dance music to the jazz scene. At age 3, Mathis began improvising his own melodies on the piano and has been creating music since, sharing the international stage with artists such as Patti Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Moran, DeeDee Bridgewater and others. He played the music of Fats Waller in “This Joint is Jumpin’.” Mathis & Sound Orchestra is a 7 member ensemble laying down jazz-based dance music from all stages and ages. The group has performed at NuBlu, West End Lounge, Dizzy’s Club and Birdland.