L.A.-based trumpeter Matt Fronke’s playing, writing, teaching, and home recording reflect his diverse musical tastes and experiences. His extensive training in classical and commercial music led to significant professional experience as a lead, ensemble, and improvising solo trumpeter in funk, pop, jazz, New Orleans-style, swing, fusion, salsa, reggae, rock, and symphonic groups, shaping Matt into the elite and versatile professional he is today. Matt is an endorsed artist for S E SHIRES brass instruments.
Matt currently tours and has recorded with Céline Dion. He has also recorded for Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, BTS, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, The Tom Kubis Big Band, Mary J. Blige, Rod Stewart, Earth Wind & Fire, The Rippingtons, Gladys Knight, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Kashiwa, The Don Miller Orchestra, Joss Stone, The Untouchables, and Steve Tyrell.
MOVIES AND TELEVISION
His movie and TV work includes Mars Attacks!, The Informant, The Mask, In the Line of Fire, Tangled (cartoon short), Salsa, Profiler, The Nanny, Late Night with David Letterman, Fox New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey, New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Seinfeld On Broadway, Steve Tyrell – Coming Home, The Rippingtons - Live in L.A., Céline Dion – Une Seule Fois, The Billboard Music Awards, CBS Sunday Morning, Live at the House of Blues, Later with Jools Holland, The Tonight Show, and Today.
TOURS AND LIVE SHOWS
In addition to Celine’s tours, Matt has toured with Don Henley, Tom Jones, Boz Scaggs, The Untouchables, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd, and has performed live with The Houston Symphony Pops, The San Diego Symphony Pops, The Long Beach Symphony Pops, The Pasadena Symphony Pops, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Poncho Sanchez, Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Sheldon, Tom Kubis Big Band, John Tesh, and Billy Vera. Matt holds a groundbreaking distinction as the very first trumpet playing member of Disneyland's historic Royal Street Bachelors jazz combo, and he has performed all four trumpet books with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.