Matthew Tavares

Matthew Tavares
Musician, Songwriter & Producer

Born in Montreal.
Raised in Mississauga.
Based in Toronto.

I still feel great attachment to my Portuguese identity. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what I feel most connected to. Definitely the food, obviously. Probably the language. And I think that is represented by my almost neurotic obsession with Brazilian musicMatthew Tavares.

Matthew Tavares is the descendant of Portuguese immigrants from São Miguel island who settled in Montreal in the 1950s, and from the former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Growing up in Mississauga, he explored his love of music through the internet. In 2010, he co-founded the hip-hop and jazz fusion band BADBADNOTGOOD with friends he met at the Humber College jazz program. Since then, as a BBNG member and solo artist, Tavares has had a widely successful and highly prolific international music career, with several albums recorded, collaborations with renowned hip-hop artists, and multiple accolades.


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