Eddie Matthews (Tenor Saxophone) is one of the founding members of IFYHTA.
His approach to IFYHTA’s funk fusion is rooted in the Jazz & R&B that his parents exposed him from an early age.
Having spent the first half of his life in the Midwest, he’s a student of the Chicago school of the soul-infused Be-Bop sound. The R&B and Groove oriented traditions of The South were injected into his playing through maturing as a player in Texas.
Eddie believes Houston’s creole of Hip-hop, Jazz, R&B, and Latin traditions have inspired IFYHTA’s members, unlike any other band.