Alan Matheson is a Vancouver-based pianist, trumpeter, composer and arranger. He teaches at the music departments of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College where he is an instructor in jazz piano and trumpet and at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music where he lectures in jazz history. He is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and studied with Vincent Cichowicz. Alan has also studied with Barbara Butler, Joe Newman and Clark Terry. Alan also leads his own big band, nonet, septet and trio. He has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Louis Bellson and Phil Woods.