Matt Buttermann is a musician and educator in the New York area. He has served as the Assistant Director of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center to develop instructional programs for youth for over 15 years as well as the Director of Jazz Performance at Fordham University for the past 10 years. As an educator, programs Matt designed and taught have served thousands of students and garnered numerous awards, performances, and creative institutional partnerships at the local, regional and international level that empower youth through deeply transformative learning experiences. As a guitarist, Matt has performed with renowned artists including Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Marquis Hill, Herlin Riley, Wycliffe Gordon, Mulgrew Miller, Freddy Cole, Matt Wilson, Phil Woods, and Ted Nash. Mr. Buttermann received his BFA in jazz studies from The City College of New York, MM from William Paterson University, and Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University.