Tim Danube
associate director of the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523

Tenor saxophonist Matt Corey will bring his unique style of blending pop and jazz music to the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Friday, April 20.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room

Corey, who is from Canton, Ohio, mixes covers of artists such as Rihanna, Drake and Usher, using his saxophone to create a groove-based sound that blends pop and jazz music.

He entered the college entertainment scene in 2009 with his new concept of mixing live music with deejay music. Corey performed at nearly 100 campuses in his first year of touring. He was also named the 2011 Male Solo Artist of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) and nominated Newest Rising Star by Campus Activities Magazine.

After receiving his degree in jazz performance and music education from Youngstown State University in Ohio, he joined the Tony Award winning production company of the Broadway performance “Blast!” He later formed the band Skinny, which was named the Number One Unsigned Band in the United States by the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame.

Corey’s first solo album, “The Heatherwood Chronicles,” features a cover of rapper T.I.’s song “Whatever You Like” and was his first attempt at mixing genres. His most recent album, “Covers: Album 1,” features music by artists Cee Lo Green, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and other top 40 artists of the past year.