If you’re a baseball fan, then you’ve heard Matthew Kaminski entertain the crowd on the organ! Originally from Chicago (Park Ridge, Algonquin), Matthew is a jazz organist (Hammond Organ Artist), pianist, accordionist, and the official Organist for the Atlanta Braves (since 2009). He’s been featured in the “Atlanta Journal Constitution”, the BBC, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, “The Washington Post”, “Sports Illustrated”, Fox 5’s “Good Morning Atlanta”, and various other media outlets. A recording artist for Summit/Chicken Coup Records, Matthew’s debut album, “Taking My Time”, had garnered admirable reviews in “Down Beat” and “Jazz Times” magazines. His subsequent releases, “Swingin’ on the New Hammond” and “Live at Churchill Grounds” made the jazz charts and received critical acclaim. In addition to The Atlanta Braves, Matthew also enjoys entertaining collegiate baseball and softball crowds at The University of Georgia, Auburn University, and Mississippi State University.
Matthew has a passion for the music of guitarist/composer Django Reinhardt and the style of music known as “Gypsy Jazz”. Having played the accordion since his childhood, Matthew has immersed himself in this Gypsy Jazz style, regularly performing in a trio with guitarist Dan Coy and bassist Mark Bynum, as well as the French/Italian musical quartet “Le Grand Fromage”. The Gypsy Jazz Fellowship will present Parisian-style jazz standards, Django Reinhardt songs, romantic ballads, and waltzes. Enjoy the alluring ambiance and let the music transport you. Bon appetit!