Read more about the key members of Prelude Productions
Bass, Artistic Director
With a post-graduate degree from the Juilliard School, Matthew has performed with jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Nenna Freelon & Wycliffe Gordon. He is deeply active in the New York City scene as an educator & artist, leading ensembles performing his original material & events for Prelude Productions. These range from intimate weddings to huge galas for corporations like Brooks Brothers, Columbia University & Citibank.
Pianist Oscar Perez, a New York City native, has shared the stage with jazz legends Bunky Green, George Russell, Curtis Fuller, Ira Sullivan and George Garzone. He received his formal education at New England Conservatory and Aaron Copland School of Music. He is the recipient of the 2006 ASCAP/IAJE Commission in honor of Billy Strayhorn, and holds several other awards for his provocative & sophisticated compositions marrying traditional jazz & traditional Latin musics.
Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Grammy Award Winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., is a Juilliard graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree with concentration in Jazz Studies. He has performed with world-class musicians including Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, Benny Golson, Russell Malone, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Maceo Parker, Nicholas Payton & Dianne Reeves. In 2010 Ulysses received his first Grammy Award for his performance on Kurt Elling's Dedicated To You, and in 2012 his second for Christian McBride's Big Band album The Good Feeling.