Matt Sakakeeny

Assistant Professor of Music

Tulane University

Matt Sakakeeny is an ethnomusicologist, journalist, and musician in New Orleans, where he has lived since 1997. His book, Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, is a firsthand account of the precarious lives of brass band musicians in New Orleans. Matt has published in journals such as Ethnomusicology, Black Music Research Journal, Contemporary Political Theory, and Current Musicology, and filed reports for public radio's "All Things Considered," "Marketplace,"  and WWOZ's "Street Talk." He is also a board member for the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund and volunteer for the Roots of Music afterschool program.