The following press release went out today. Please distribute far and wide.
FAMILY OF OAKLAND MUSICIAN, MATTHEW SPERRY, SEEKING EYEWITNESSES TO
OAKLAND, CA – June 13, 2003 – Matthew Sperry, a well known local musician and performer, was struck down by a truck while riding his bicycle at approximately 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 5th at the intersections of Powell and Vallejo Streets on the Oakland/Emeryville border.
Oakland Police are still seeking eyewitnesses to the accident. Anyone with information can also call (510) 594-8270 or e-mail SBILTEKOFF@aol.com.
About Matthew Sperry
Matthew Sperry was a noted solo and ensemble performer as well as an in-demand session player. His music spanned several genres-from improvised New Music and jazz to klezmer and subterranean pop-and he recorded with a broad range of musicians from all corners of the United
States and Europe. Sperry’s extensive discography includes performances on Tom Waits’ recent albums, “Alice” and “Blood Money,” Anthony Braxton’s “Six Compositions,” and David Byrne’s “Feelings.” Most recently, Sperry was the bassist in the Victoria Theater’s production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
For more information about Sperry’s life visit this memorial Website:
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Source: Sperry/Biltekoff Family
Contact: Steven Biltekoff