Saxophonist Matt Parker has played with some of the greatest names in jazz. As Sonny Lauderdale, he creates outstandingly vibrating tracks for PremiumBeat.
Florida-based jazz composer and saxophonist Matt Parker – also known as Sonny Lauderdale from PremiumBeat – is a master of improvisational music. His skills, knowledge and focus give him the freedom to be guided by music at the moment. It's not that he invents it, but that he goes where the music takes him. This willingness to be creatively present – artistically in the now – is reflected in his professional journey.
As a teenager, he played Dixieland music ten hours a day with experienced musicians in the 60s and 70s. After attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, he toured as a member of Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band.
He traveled to South Africa to perform with the Cape Town Youth Choir. He played with The Mingus Big Band and went on tour with Postmodern Jukebox. He appeared and recorded in Keanu Reeves' blockbuster film John Wick. And under the Nom de Sax Sonny Lauderdale, he's the newest artist in the PremiumBeat Signature series, where we show the talents of the people behind the sounds to help you tell your stories.
Explore Sonny Lauderdale's royalty-free music
Sonny Lauderdale's musical work is authentic and inventive – the best jazz is always – and with almost 50 tracks in our library, he is one of the most productive artists at PremiumBeat.
His music vibrates, pops and creeps. For every song that howls, there is another one that is permeated with a sultry atmosphere. Saxophone lines move in and out of the grooves in the pocket, which are defined by double bass, brushed snare and back alley guitar.
Sonny Lauderdale's work for PremiumBeat is a point of contact for creators around the world who demand the organic wealth that only jazz can offer. It is as modern as it is thrown back – really timeless. This is real stuff with an undeniable mood.
The song “Dancing in the Isles” jumps happily – literally thanks to the tap dance that serves as the track's best-known percussion instrument. "Hurry Hurry" join in, the soundtrack for a night full of manic amusement in a basement speaks easily. Meanwhile, “Pink Panther” lowers the lights with burlesque noir sounds that are as grainy as they are glamorous.
Boost your work with Sonny Lauderdale's Jazzy Jive Vibes
If your project requires a smoky mood, swinging kicks and spirited sexuality, Sonny Lauderdale has exactly what you need. His confident improvisations and solid old school cuts are suitable for film projects as well as for travel vlogs, product rating videos and playful company presentations.
Explore some of Sonny Lauderdale's most popular tracks in the curated playlist below. The mix contains jazz tracks that go beyond what most people think when they hear the term "royalty free". Each track is permanently available with a simple $ 49 standard license.
Playlist header image via Drop of Light.