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Matt Olson, co-founder and
leader of the Unhinged Sextet
and professor of music at

Unhinged Sextet, a jazz ensemble comprised of six leading jazz educators from across the United States, is dedicated to recording the original compositions of its members. They released their second recording, “Don’t Blink,” in August 2017, on OA2 Records, a Seattle record label. Like their first recording, “Clarity,” “Don’t Blink” has received worldwide radio airplay and numerous positive reviews in jazz publications like Cadence magazine and All About Jazz. Matt Olson, co-founder and leader of the Unhinged Sextet and a professor of music at Furman, has performed with a number of renowned artists, including Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton, the Temptations, the Four Tops, children’s entertainer Shari Lewis, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

from the Spring 2018 issue of the Furman Magazine, by Jen Bobo


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