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Indiana University, Jazz Performance (1985-86)
Berklee School of Music, Jazz Performance (86-89)
The New School for Social Research, Bachelor of Arts Jazz Performance (96-98)
California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) (2003-2005), Masters in Jazz Studies

Festivals Performed At:
Monterey Jazz Festival, California
Stanford Jazz Workshop, California
Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival, New York
Jump Festival, New York
JVC Jazz Festival, New York
Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland
Ozone Jazz Festival, Switzerland
Monterey Jazz Festival, California
Jyugiouka Jazz Festival, Japan
Music Mountain Jazz Festival, Connecticut

Clubs Performed At:

Blue Note, New York
Small's, New York
Visionie's, New York
Cleopatra'sNeedle, New York
Steamer's, Los Angeles
Knitting Factory, New York
Internet Cafe, New York
Cornelia Street Caf, New York
CBGB's, New York
Dharma, New York
The C note, New York
Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles
Chadney's Los Angeles
Rocco's, Los Angeles
Club "J", Tokyo, Japan
Up and Down, San Francisco
Pearl's, San Francisco
On Air, Tokyo Japan
Yoshi's San Fransisco
Blue Room, Kansas City
Jardines, Kansas City

Studied Saxophone under:
Don Hawkins
Paul Carmen
Andy McGee
Billy Pierce
George Garzone
Lee Konitz
Paul Novros

Played With:
Anthony Wilson
Gregory Hutchinson
Ben Street
Albert "Tootie" Heath
Ralph Peterson 
Ben Monder
Rashid Bakr
Jimmy Smith
Dennis Charles
Alan Ferber
Larry Goldings 
Reggie Workman
Mark Ferber 
Leroy Vinegar
Henry Franklin
George Garzone
Erik Harland 
Joe La Barbera
Darek Oles
Larry Koonse
Charlie Haden
David Roitstein
Wadada Leo Smith

CD Recordings as Leader:
Dig, Dig (JMJ records, Los Angeles, 1992)
Dig, Impressions (Crown Records, Tokyo Japan, 1994)
Odo, Tokyo Calling (Sony Music, Tokyo Japan, 1996)
Matt Otto, 53 West 19th (Big As Records, Los Angeles, 1997)
Matt Otto, Red (Origin Records, 2005)
Matt Otto, Andy Ehling, Returning (JCR, 2008)
Matt Otto, La Commune (Big As Records, JCR 2008)

CD recordings as Side Man:
Anthony Wilson, The Power of Nine (Groove Note, 2006)
Innocent When You Dream, the music of Tom Waits (JCR Records 2010)
3-ish 'Baobab' (JCR Records 2009)
Josh Welchez 'Lost and Found' (JCR Records 2008)
Q Trio vol.1 (JCR Records 2008)
Dave Ashkenazy, Resonation (Posatoni, 2007)
Joe-Less Shoe (JCR 2007)
Evan  Stone, Sticks & Stone (Red Jazz, 2006)
Roger Cairns, Let's (Roger Cairns, 2008) 
Roger Carins, A Scot In L.A. (Roger Cairns, 2006)
Glen Makos, Now and Again, (Stop Time Records, 2005)
Erik Jekabson, Intersection, (Fresh Sound, Spain, 2004)
Cal Arts, 15th Annual, (Capitol Records, 2004) 
Rashid Bakr, Earth Native, (Majic Records, 2002)
Rashid Bakr, Live at the Old Office, (Knit Media, New York, 2001)
Push, Live at the Knitting Factory, (Knit Media, New York, 2000) 
Speak, Buddha (Big As Records, Los Angeles, 1997) 
Melodie Sexton, (Columbia Records, Tokyo Japan, 1996) 
Sharaku, Movie Sound Track (Avex Records, Japan, 1996)
Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, Live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, 1991