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Matthew Jaimes

Matthew Jaimes

  • Chinese/Mexican
  • Biography

    Matthew Jaimes (he/they) is a Chinese-Mexican, genderqueer musician and educator in the Greater-New York area. They perform regularly in orchestras, chamber ensembles, pit orchestras, recording studios, and contemporary music ensembles. Known for his versatility, Matthew plays regularly with groups such as the Albany Symphony, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Regina Opera Company, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Staten Island Philharmonic, and more.

    In addition to their large ensemble performances, Matthew is an active chamber musician. They are a founding member of Quartado (horn quartet), Caught in a Snare (mixed quartet), and most recently an all LGBTQIA+ horn collective. Matthew performs regularly with each ensemble in concert, educational, and casual settings as well as arranging music for these ensembles. Through each ensemble, they perform a wide range of music such as contemporary (including several world premieres), pop, jazz, and soundtrack.

    Outside of performing and teaching, Matthew loves baking deserts and pastries, playing with his two cats, Grey and Boba, and playing video games. They can often be found taking walks in Inwood’s Fort Tryon Park and drinking coffee at their local coffee shop, Kuro Kirin. An advocate for equality and equity, Matthew can also be found supporting local, grass-roots organizations such as Sound Off: Music for Bail and Protestra.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator

    My Primary Instrument

    • French Horn

    My Instruments

    • French Horn
    • Piano

    Software

    • Finale

    Additional Skills

    • Arts Administration
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

    Person of Color?

    • Yes