Artist Minute – Matt Dingledine, Jazz Guitarist

November 14, 2021

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the main drivers of a strong local economy as well as attracting talent to a region is the critical role the arts has in our community. Please enjoy watching, listening and supporting our artists in this series. We welcome you to share these videos with your business contacts and friends through social media.

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Matt Dingledine, Jazz Guitartist, Co-Founder of the Greenville Jazz Collective, Educator

Matt Dingledine is an active composer, teacher, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist in Greenville, South Carolina. He is Professor of Jazz Guitar and Director of Jazz Combos at Furman University. Since 2018, he is the owner of Watson Wood Music where he has been teaching lessons for guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, lap steel, and music theory since 2006.

He is Director of Operations, board member, and Co-Founder of the Greenville Jazz Collective (GJC), voted Best Jazz Band of the Upstate by the readers of the Greenville News for 2017 and 2018.

As an advocate and volunteer for music education and jazz, Matt has been the head of the Education Committee for the Greenville Jazz Collective and the JazzEd Ensemble which has performed over 50 school visits since 2014 for tens of thousands of Upstate students.

Since its inception in 2012, Dingledine has helped the GJC to raise over $100,000 for jazz, music education, and performance purposes in the Upstate.