Matt Jaffe

After cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, San Francisco songwriter Matt Jaffe was discovered by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Together, they produced his first album at the age of 16, cementing Matt's dedication to music. Soon, he formed a band, dropped out of college, and has not looked back.

Since then, Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, crisscrossed the country opening for Blues Traveler and Wilco, and co-written with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's. Matt has served as musical director for experimental theater, collaborated with poets on genre-bending spoken word, and curated residencies among fellow songwriters.

Additionally, Matt volunteers with Bread & Roses, a non-profit that brings live music to facilities without regular access to it, such as prisons, rehab centers, and foster homes. Having suffered from seizures since 2015, Matt also uses his music to unite local and national epilepsy communities.

Matt is currently on the cusp of releasing his fourth and fifth albums, Undertoad and Kintsugi, marrying the snarling guitars of prior releases with the sleek synthesizers of his New Wave heroes.

Past Shows


Oct
24
th
2021
Turf Club
Oct
24
th
2021
Turf Club

More Shows

Nov
4
th
First Avenue

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Dec
1
st
7th St Entry

Sunset

with Blue Ox and TRITA
Nov
13
th
Turf Club

The Unnamed and Eleganza!

with Mad Mojo Jett and BrassZilla
Nov
12
th
Turf Club

Sleeping Jesus, Present Company, Karate Chop, Silence, and Dad Bod