MSgt Matthew R. Geist
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Master Sgt. Matthew R. Geist is a guitarist with the Singing Sergeants, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, his career in the Air Force began in 1995 when he served in the Band of the West, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. From 2004-06 he served with the Band of Liberty, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
Geist is a 1995 graduate of T.F. South High School in Lansing, Ill. From 2001 to 2003, he attended the University of North Texas, where he majored in jazz studies, studying with Fred Hamilton. He has performed with such artists as Bob Mintzer, Jim McNeely, Jiggs Whigham and Ben Monder.