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Singer Songwriter - Folk Rock | Rhythm & Blues | Canadiana. Music Educator. Content Creator. Session Musician.
Matt Zaddy (Zadkovich) is a staple of the Mississauga music community. A singer songwriter, performer, open mic host, content creator, and educator, Matt works tirelessly within his community to bring musicians together. He has performed across Canada as a singer songwriter, opening for such acts as: The Jim Cuddy Trio, Francesco Yates, Tom Cochrane, The Cowboy Junkies & The Trews. He has also performed at such prestigious venues in Ontario as: The Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), The River Run Centre (Guelph), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), the Rose Theatre (Brampton), Casa Loma (Toronto) & the Opera House (Toronto).
Matt has also been the creator and host of a popular open mic series in Mississauga since 2011, working with local musicians and venues to help build a strong music community. He has hosted over 700 events of this nature. He is also frequently asked to guests speak at music educational events about creative entrepreneurship, songwriting, and tour booking.
During the Pandemic, Matt has focused on music education, online performances with his partner Heather Christine, hosting the #TogetherAtHome #OpenMic, and teaching others how to improve their online performance set up.
1. 2021 - Mississauga Arts Award (MARTY) – Established Solo Vocalist
2. 2020 - Mississauga Music Award - Album of the Year
3. 2019 - Mississauga Music Award - Promoter of the Year
4. 2017 - Mississauga Music Award - Best Acoustic Artist
5. 2016 - Mosaic Music Fesival Award (CCAI) - Excellence in Art for my community music series/outreach
TD Songs of Summer Festival w/ 5440 & Whitehorse (2018), The Trews (2017)
Soundbites Music Festival w/ Tom Cochrane
Canada Day Celebrations w/ K'Naan - Celebration Square
Indie Week & Canadian Music Week - Toronto (2017-2019)
Casa Loma w/ Jim Cuddy trio
National touring across Canada w/ CBC coverage & interviews