Matt Pierson


Award-winning producer Matt Pierson’s discography reads as an overview of the best that contemporary jazz has to offer, including the likes of Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, Bob James, Kirk Whalum, Jane Monheit, and countless others.

As an executive, Matt led Blue Note’s marketing and A&R departments before being called on by industry legend Mo Ostin to run Jazz A&R for Warner Bros. Records. He signed and in most cases produced a roster of heavyweights, eventually being elevated to Executive VP/GM for the label while making Warner an industry leader, garnering over 40 Grammy Nominations and countless #1 singles and albums. Matt also produced a series of compilations and re-issues, including classic packages featuring Duke Ellington, George Benson, Bill Evans, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, and many more.

In 2003, Pierson left Warner Bros. to produce and consult independently. He continues to work with established artists while also focusing on developing and nurturing new talent in the jazz and singer-songwriter worlds. His recent production work includes acclaimed songwriter and fellow GPS client James Maddock’s Another Life (Casa Del Fuego/Julian Records), the forthcoming album for Aaron & the Spell, the modern jazz vocalist Monika Borzym (Sony) and albums with master drummer Eric Harland, soul diva Shayna Steele and Orange is the New Black star Lea Delaria. Recently, Pierson produced albums for Bria Skonberg, Ariel Pocock, and Matt Baker, as well as Robert Randolph & The Family Band's Got Soul (Sony Masterworks). He was nominated in the 2018 Grammy Awards for 'Best Contemporary Blues Album' (Robert Randolph), and is currently nominated in the 2018 Juno Awards for 'Best Vocal Jazz Album' (Bria Skonberg).

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Selected Discography

Ariel Pocock Living In Twilights (Justin Time Records) P
Bria Skonberg With A Twist (Sony Masterworks) P
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Got Soul (Sony Masterworks) P
Lea Delaria House of David P
Aaron & The Spell Forthcoming Album P
Dayna Stephens Peace (Sunnyside) P
Eric Harland Vipassana (GSI) P
James Maddock Another Life (Casa Del Fuego) P
Monika Borzym Girl Talk (Sony) P
Brad Mehldau House On Hill (Nonesuch) P
Joshua Redman Elastic (Warner Bros.) P
Mark Turner Ballad Sessions (Warner Bros.) P
Fourplay Snowbound (Warner Bros.) P
James Moody Moody Plays Mancini (Warner Bros.) P
Brad Mehldau Art of the Trio, Vol. 1-5 (Warner Bros.) P
Kenny Garrett Trilogy (Warner Bros.) P
Joshua Redman Joshua Redman (Warner Bros.) P
Benny Green Lineage (Blue Note) P
P- Producer