Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, musician “Matthew R. McCarrin” has performed around the world, from France to Japan, as a composer, producer and pianist. His studies at the School for Creative and Performing Arts with Philadelphia’s legendary Trumpeter, Composer, Kevin Rodgers led to an early career as a performer/composer.
Matt performed, as the leader of the band “United Forces,” and with acts like Knoel Scott (Saxophone), and Lucman Ali (drums), members of the Sun Rah Arkestra that indulged his early career as a bandleader. He also performed with Devon Evans (percussion) and (Earl “Chinna” Smith) from “The Wailers,” and as a result ended up in New York City attending the Master Classes of Barry Harris.
Altogether, McCarrin has earned three Platinum plaques, and one Gold plaque for over 5,000,000 copies sold of his commercial work, and a Grammy nomination for his work on “Timeless Journey,”
McCarrin co-founded one of Philadelphia’s fastest growing Independent Record Labels, “Endyo Records,” along side Recording Engineer and Producer partner Roscoe Murphy signing seven singers to the label and completing their albums.