Matt Bauder is a saxophonist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the leader of Day in Pictures, Hearing Things and part of the collaborative trio Memorize the Sky. Bauder mainly plays the tenor saxophone, but is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist often adding clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, guitar and electronics to his stage and recording arsenal.  He has performed with many iconic figures in avant-garde and rock music including Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, The Sam Roberts Band, Iron and Wine and Arcade Fire. He is featured on numerous recordings by Rob Mazurek, Harris Eisenstadt and Taylor Ho Bynum. His recordings as a leader and co-leader on 482 Music and Clean Feed have received wide critical acclaim.



"Matt Bauder emulates an ideal of midcentury jazz modernism, without abandoning an exploratory air."

− The New York Times