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Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric featuring Greg Banaszak @ BOP STOP

April 29 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm


Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric featuring Greg Banaszak @ BOP STOP

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Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 8:00pm

Promoting their sophomore album Live at the Bop Stop! (which features world-famous trombonist Tom “Bones” Malone), Cleveland’s premier jazz-funk collective Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric returns to the Bop Stop, this time featuring acclaimed jazz and classical saxophonist Greg Banaszak for a night of high-energy funk, soul, and hard bop!

Tickets to attend in person are $20. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:

  • Select "1" as your quantity and click "Add to Cart." If you wish to donate more than $10 to the band, you can increase your quantity.
  • You may enter your name if you wish and click "Submit"
  • Click on the "Edit Cart" button that pops up.
  • Click "Checkout" to enter your card information.


Matthew Alec is a jazz and popular music saxophonist, founder and Executive Producer at Cleveland Time Records, and bandleader for the high-energy jazz fusion group Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric. Performing for over 20 years and holding a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University, he has toured nationally and has opened for a number of A-list acts including Earth, Wind, and Fire, Incubus, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Keane, Average White Band, Lupe Fiasco, OAR, J Holiday, and others. He has been fortunate enough to perform with former Saturday Night Live Musical Director, CBS Orchestra member, and Blues Brothers bandsman Tom “Bones” Malone, internationally acclaimed bassist Victor Wooten and his brother Roy “Futureman” Wooten, SNL trombonist Steve Turre, Ohio Players’ Billy Beck, and he has recorded with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell and aforementioned Tom “Bones” Malone. His debut album as a leader Cleveland Time (which features Malone) was released in 2021 and charted for several weeks on the NACC Jazz Radio Chart and received international press from Jazziz Magazine, All About Jazz,,, Broadway World, WBSS Media, Glide Magazine,, and many others. Matthew is proudly sponsored by DeJacques saxophone straps and Remic Microphones.


Greg Banaszak is one of today’s leading saxophonists, specializing in both jazz and classical music. As one of the most sought-after orchestral saxophone soloists of his generation, he has performed with the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra and appeared throughout the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Egypt, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, Finland, India, and Japan. Banaszak has released eight albums in both the classical and jazz idioms and serves as a voting member of the of the annual Grammy Awards. Banaszak received a bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music, a master's degree from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and an Artist Diploma from the Centre Musical d’Annecy in France and currently sits as faculty with both the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. He is a Vandoren Performing Artist, Selmer Saxophone clinician, and a Rovner Products and DeJacques consultant.

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Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric featuring Greg Banaszak @ BOP STOP
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