Matthew Belyeu

Jazz Guitar

Matthew Belyeu is a guitarist and composer from Cape Town. He started playing the guitar at 12 and quickly joined the Cape’s ranks as a gigging and writing musician. His adolescent learning was predominantly self-taught, however his father’s passion for music and value for the art of guitar playing guided him onto the path of musical mastery. Matthew is currently pursuing a master’s in music at SACM. The journey back into academia has shed light on areas that were left unresolved as an undergrad, and while the path to mastery may be a long one, these new insights have created an artist with maturity. He amalgamates the traditions of jazz with his early influences of hard music into his current writing which yields a truly unique perspective within Cape Town’s music scene.