Matthew Markel
Musician, Engineer, . . . .
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The Swingin Dick Tracys - Live at Center Stage 9/27/2008!

Save the Last Dance for Me
Knock on Wood
Go Daddy-O
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
I Wanna Be Like You

More songs (especially rock / funk) are available at

Here are some snippets of Starlight Jazz (featuring Matt Markel, Joe Occhipinte, and Arturo Carnrick) from a 2008 cocktail party:

As Time Goes By
Take the A Train
Days of Wine and Roses
Satin Doll
After You're Gone
April Showers

Pour yourself a nice cocktail, sit back, and enjoy the smooth sounds of these parlor gems!

Other clips of Matt's lead and solo work

Big Swing Face Reprise
from Playground Swing's 11 February Live show in Panama City Beach (a live show and some questionable recording equipment, but not bad)

The trumpet solo from The White Sands Orchestra's second CD "Swingin' Sands"

Our diva Kim's big finish on Someone to Watch Over Me, also from "Swingin' Sands"

For copies of the CD, contact the White Sands Orchestra at

Solo Recordings

"Climb Every Mountain"
After playing this song on a New Year's Eve gig, I thought it would be fun to record.  I used Band in a Box 2009 for the orchestra (much cheaper than a real orchestra).  [January 2009]

"Blatant High Notes"
I recorded this while trying to figure out how to use the recorder (Olympus LS-10) and some music editing software.  It definitely falls in the "completely obnoxious" category! [September 2008]

"Good King Matt"
A couple years ago a friend sent out an obnoxious trumpet arrangement of "O Come All Ye Faithful" just in time for Christmas. I liked it so much I thought I'd record my own, but without all the talent and taste. I tried hard to remove every last bit of musicality in the recording, but some may have slipped through. Anyway, enjoy this good-natured trumpet fun for the holidays!  [December 2008]

Blues Brothers

Sweet Home Chicago
Messin' with the Kid
Soul Man
Blues Brothers Promo Video

Selections from the Taylor Haugen benefit show (Big Band jazz) 

I've Heard That Song Before
And the Angels Sing

More videos coming soon - look for my YouTube username: mattmarkeldotcom

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