Based in Los Angeles since 1997, Matt DeMerritt plays sax, flute, keys, percussion and melodica and has devoted his career to an exploration of music within many styles and mediums. In addition to composing and playing his own music he has been a busy session and backup musician touring with the likes of Macy Gray, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Rakim, Ghostface Killah, Brother Ali, Redman, Pharoahe Monch, Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, Orgone, Breakestra, Brazzaville, and Allen Stone.
He has recorded with George Clinton, Eels, Nine Inch Nails, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jamie Lidell, Everlast, Macy Gray, Breakestra, Damon Aaron, Jim Bianco, Nailah, Spanky Wilson, Ghostface Killah, Dakah, the Jade Vincent Experiment, the Rhythm Roots Allstars, Quintetto X, Nikki Yanofsy, The Gumbo Brothers, Allen Stone, Gaby Moreno and Diana Krall among others, and has worked with such producers as Beck, Trent Reznor, Quantic, Nicola Conte, Keefus Ciancia, Greg Kurstin, David Foster, Gabe Roth and E. He has lived in Venice Beach since 2003.
Matt DeMerritt on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S11.E09 with Johann Stein and Marc Bolin – June 30, 2019
Radio Venice S05.E09 – May 7, 2017
Radio Venice #24 – March 20, 2016
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #10 – November 22, 2015
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015