Matt Horanzy is a jazz guitarist and composer living in Washington DC. Having recently completed a Masters degree in Jazz Composition at the University of South Florida, Matt has shared the stage with musicians such as Nick Finzer, Danny Gottlieb, Frank Greene, John Clayton, John Beasley, and Steve Allee. During the summer of 2017, Matt joined the USF jazz ensemble to perform throughout the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh, Liverpool, and Birmingham Jazz Festivals. As a composer, Matt has written for ensembles ranging from solo performer to jazz orchestra. His composition entitled "init 1" received the 2018 USF Owen Prize in Jazz Composition, and his piece entitled "A Celebration of Time" was selected as runner up for the 2016 Arts Club of Washington Composition Competition. Matt has studied with Grammy nominated and award winning artists such as Chuck Owen, Jim McNeely, LaRue Nickelson, Joshua Bayer, and Fernando Benadon.