Matt Dennis started out in the Vaudeville tradition!
Being exposed to music from an early age with parents being professional musicians (Mum played Violin, Dad was a Singer) Matt Dennis took to piano, singing and arranging like a Fish to water!
Performing with his family from an early age in the Vaudeville tradition, Matt got to know American Showbiz before he even learned to read or write.
Among Matt Dennis’ most famous songs you’d find: Everything Happens To Me, Will You Still Be Mine and Angel Eyes.
Angel Eyes has been covered by legendary singers!
Originally introduced in the motion picture Jennifer in 1953, Angel Eyes have been attempted by many Iconic figures since.
Written by Matt Dennis and Earl Brent, it was made famous by being recorded by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles as well as Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter.
This collective effort is what earned Angel Eyes the title A Jazz Standard.