"Rich Matteson - Portrait of an Original"

The Rich Matteson Foundation is proud to announce the production of an educational and historical DVD documentary on Rich and his contributions to jazz and jazz education.

~~~ Still in Production ~~~

The team working on this project includes:

Director/Producer – Daniel Carrey  (Studio City, CA)
Music/Audio/FX Producer and Post Production Supervisor – James Linahon (Los Angeles, CA)
Script Writer – James Coffin (Anaheim Hills, CA)
Film Editor – Kevin Myers (Montclair, CA)
Michelle Matteson (Associate Producer)

This project, when completed, will provide a 44-90 minute historical and educational DVD produced in the quality of an A&E Biography on the history of the Matteson-Phillips TubaJazz Consort (1976-1994) and Rich Matteson's significant contributions to jazz and jazz education.

The DVD will include interviews with original members of the Matteson-Phillips TubaJazz Consort plus other musicians who performed and were featured with the TubaJazz Consort. In addition, interviews will be conducted with surviving "jazz giants" and personalities who were friends and associates of Rich Matteson during his multiple careers as performer and jazz educator.

Paul Chiaravalle, Vice-President of Columbia College of Chicago and formerly Director of the Guest Talent Program for Disney World conducted most of the interviews.  Interviews took place at Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, as well as the International Association of Jazz Educators in New York City along with interviews in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Florida and Denton, Texas, plus other sites that accommodate interviewees.
The DVD will include selected inserts of existing video footage from performances in the USA, Japan, Australia and Europe showcasing the Matteson-Phillips TubaJazz Consort and other career highlights of Rich Matteson.

Interviewees include:
Dr. Billie Taylor, Louie Bellson, James Moody, Clark Terry, Doc Severinsen, Phil Wilson

The Matteson-Phillips TubaJazz Consort Members:
Harvey Phillips – Dan Perantoni – R. Winston Morris – Buddy Baker – Jack Petersen

Some of the additional interviewees filmed were:
Bob Montgomery, Shelly Berg, Per and Tami Danielson, Lou Fischer, Mike Vax , Ron Logan, Dave Alexander, Bruce Silva, Clem DeRosa, Dick Dunscomb, Bryce Luty, Win Hinkle, Sparky Koerner, Larry Panella, Jerry Samuels, Marcus Printup

University of North Texas Faculty:
Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, John Haynie, Paris Rutherford, Dan Haerle, Stefan Karlsson and Don Little


The completed DVD will be made available to individuals, high schools and university music history classes throughout the USA.

Check back soon for an update on the progress of the DVD!








A Non-Profit Foundation established to
Take a Stand for a Rich Musical Education
“May the Rich Matteson Foundation be another Rich experience for music."    Harvey Phillips

"Uniquely Rich!" - A Legacy of Genius

The term "Uniquely Rich" certainly describes the personality of the man, Rich Matteson.  He was one of a kind.  His sense of humor and easy laughter always energized a room and made him a joy to be around.  Rich's whole life was dedicated toward sharing his music, whether he was teaching, writing, conducting or performing.

These selections of live recordings cover a span of years throughout Rich's career, and feature performances with the Matteson/Phillips TubaJazz Consort, United States Military Bands, "The Millionaires" Dixieland Band, university concerts, and his own sextet.  It is my desire that Rich will enlighten and inspire you through his playing.  For me, I am thankful to God for this opportunity to share Rich and his music with you!

Mikki Matteson

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The Rich Matteson Foundation
All proceeds benefit the Rich Matteson Foundation and our programs

"The Magic of Rich Matteson"

When Rich walked out on stage to perform with professionals, college or high school students, IT WAS ALWAYS MAGIC TIME. Rich’s ability to incorporate the band, his audience, laughter and love of music was forefront in his performances. The magic of Rich was bringing out the potential of others beyond what they thought they could achieve. After 17 years of doing just that in the All-American College music program at Walt Disney World, Rich was awarded Disney’s highest honor, “The Spirit of Disney” - the Mickey that you see him holding on the cover of this CD.

Rich was continually expanding his musical horizons. So journey now through Rich’s career with The Dukes of Dixieland and Louie Armstrong, to Las Vegas with Peter Barbutti and The Millionaires, to Germany for a radio broadcast, small groups, Military Big Bands and of course The Matteson/Phillips TubaJazz Consort.

The highlights of this CD touch on Rich’s philosophies that he so willing shared with thousands throughout the country.

May you, your students and friends by enriched by Rich's music and words.

In gratitude for all that Rich shared with me.
Mikki Matteson
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