Matt Jaffe (2021 program)

folk rock singer-songwriter

A special performance for our 2021 online festival! Watch the performance anytime on festival day by clicking on this link:

After cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, San Francisco songwriter Matt Jaffe was discovered by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Together, they produced his first album at the age of 16, cementing Matt’s dedication to music. Soon, he formed a band, dropped out of college, and has not looked back. Since then, Matt has crisscrossed the country opening for Blues Traveler and Wilco, co-written with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s, served as musical director for a play by Chuck Prophet, and curated residencies among fellow songwriters. Additionally, Matt volunteers with Bread & Roses, a non-profit that brings live music to facilities without regular access to it, such as prisons, rehab centers, and foster homes. Having suffered from seizures since 2015, Matt also uses his music to unite local and national epilepsy communities.