Bay Area session guitarist and band leader Matthew Charles Heulitt is a musician that defies categorization. Hailing from two highly acclaimed jazz schools, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Miami, Matthew has managed to make his mark in a wide variety of musical settings. He has toured internationally with The Salvador Santana Band, and folk singer Vusi Mahlasela (voted best male vocalist in South Africa 2008). Locally, Matthew has been featured on numerous recordings and live performances ranging from singer/songwriters, ska, modern rock, afrobeat, to experimental jazz. For eight years he has been a regular member of acclaimed funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste's (The Meters) band, and in 2008 was featured on Grammy award winning producer Narada Michael Walden's cd "Delightful". As a bandleader and composer, Matthew has pushed the envelope for genre-defying original/improvised music and is soon to release his first full length cd "Room To Run". With 20 years of teaching experience, Matthew is an educator adept at using his patience, intuition, and creativity to cultivate a playfull and effective learning experience.