Matt Peterson

upright & electric bass

952-913-5072 /
Matt Peterson with his upright double bass

Hi, I'm Matt.

Matt Peterson grew up in Hopkins and fell in love with jazz under the direction of his high school band director Don Bates. He followed this passion and studied music at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, then moved back to the Twin Cities in 2004, quickly becoming an in-demand bassist. His solid melodic and rhythmic approach to playing the bass have made him an important fixture on the Twin Cities jazz scene. He regularly plays with Zacc Harris’ American Reverie, the Explosion Big Band and the Twin Cities Hot Club. When not playing with these groups, Peterson stays busy freelancing around the Twin Cities with many of the area’s top players. Peterson is also a music educator, teaching elementary K-5 aged students in the Edina Public Schools. 

Upcoming Shows

May 21, 2024
  • Explosion Big Band

    Tuesday, May 21, 20248:30 pm to 10:30 pm

    Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States   MAP

June 12, 2024
  • Fuzzy Math

    Wednesday, June 12, 20249:30 pm to 11:30 pm

    331 Club 331 NE 13th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States   MAP

    Andrew Schwandt - sax
    Mark Vandermyde - keys
    Haralds Bondaris - drums

June 14, 2024
  • Matt Peterson Trio

    Friday, June 14, 20249:30 pm to 12:30 am

    Volstead's Emporium 711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, United States   MAP

    Bryan Nichols: piano
    Ben Ehrlich: drums

    Standards and more in the intimate setting of Volsteads. Get a cocktail and enjoy the jazz!

June 21, 2024
  • Explosion Big Band

    Friday, June 21, 20248:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    Crooners Lounge and Supper Club 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432, United States   MAP

    This will be part of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival!

June 27, 2024
  • Joel Shapira Trio

    Thursday, June 27, 20245:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Berlin 204 N First St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, United States   MAP

    Joel Shapira: guitar
    Pete Hennig: drums

June 30, 2024
  • Joel Shapira Trio

    Sunday, June 30, 202410:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Hell's Kitchen 80 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3262, United States   MAP

    Joel Shapira - guitar
    Pete Hennig - drums

July 14, 2024
  • American Reverie

    Sunday, July 14, 20242:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Cadenza Music 149 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104, United States   MAP

    Zacc Harris: guitar
    Lars-Erik Larson: drums

July 24, 2024
  • Twin Cities Hot Club

    Wednesday, July 24, 20248:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Eagles Club 34's Home 2507 East 25th St Minneapolis MN United States   MAP

    Come join us for a night of dancing!
    feat. Gary Schulte: violin / Robert Bell: guitar / Stan Poinkin: guitar

July 28, 2024
  • Fuzzy Math

    Sunday, July 28, 20241:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    The White Squirrel Bar 974 Seventh St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102, United States   MAP

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