Be sure to check out photos from our recent CD release party at the Kessler Theater!
WelcomeGreetings and salutations! You have reached the online home of Matt Tolentino- musician, band leader, arranger, preservationist, and purveyor of all things historic. Whether you and Matt are old friends, or you're just discovering his music, this website has a little something for everyone. Sit down, make yourself at home, and enjoy photos, links, and recordings of Matt's music.
Matt Tolentino is a dedicated specialist in the hot sounds of the 1920s and early 1930s. He has been unapolegetically devoted to this music since the age of 8, and he has gone on to make this music his life's passion. He specializes in traditional jazz, and leads various groups, ranging in size from the Matt Tolentino Band, on up to the full 18-piece fox trot orchestra, The Singapore Slingers. Matt is no stranger to solo performances either, as he frequently works as a solo pianist and accordionist, in tandem with his vocals. Tolentino's music is authentic, upbeat, appealing to all ages, and above all, it's fun! His musical styles run the gamut from ragtime, to jazz, to polka music... yes, polka music. In addition to hot jazz, he is equally at home with traditional ethnic music of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. This expertise has led to Matt's latest endeavor, The Royal Klobasneks, a 7 piece polka band. You will find out much more about Matt and his music right here- welcome to the world of Matt Tolentino. Enjoy!