Matthew Jorgensen

Matthew Jorgensen
Job Title:
Instructor - Music Technology (Tenure Track)
Humanities & ESL/ABE/GED

Fall office hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 11:30am via Zoom

Classes taught: MUSC 296, MUSTC121, MUSTC122, MUSTC151, MUSTC154, MUSTC155, MUSTC180

Employee Bio

Matt Jorgensen started his music career as a student at Shoreline Community College before transferring to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.
As a jazz drummer he has released 12 albums as a bandleader or co-leader. Together with his business partner John Bishop, he founded the jazz record label Origin Records which has released over 650 albums and created the annual four-day Ballard Jazz Festival which has gained international recognition for featuring a mix of Pacific Northwest talent and exciting, progressive headliners. In 2019, John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen were named one of 12 "Jazz Heros" by the Jazz Journalist Association.
As a composer, he has written music for Cascade Public Media's "Crosscut Festival," created the sonic identity for Seattle's PBS station KCTS9, composed the theme for KUOW's "Seattle Now" podcast as well as working on numerous short films.