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

February 20, 2023
  • Fuzzy Math

    Monday, February 20, 20238:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    White Squirrel Bar, 974 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA   MAP

    Andrew Schwandt: saxophone / Mark Vandermyde: keys / Haralds Bondaris: drums

February 22, 2023
  • Fuzzy Math

    Wednesday, February 22, 20235:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    kj's Hideaway, Lower Level, 408 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA   MAP

    Andrew Schwandt: saxophone / Mark Vandermyde: keys / Haralds Bondaris: drums

February 23, 2023
  • Maryann and the Money Makers

    Thursday, February 23, 20236:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Rebel Room, 205 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331, USA   MAP

    Maryann Sullivan: vocals / Doug Haining: saxophone

March 4, 2023
  • Matt Peterson Trio

    Saturday, March 4, 20239:30 pm to 12:30 am

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

    Bryan Nichols: piano / Adam Harder Nussbaum: drums

March 18, 2023
  • Fuzzy Math

    Saturday, March 18, 20238:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    kj's Hideaway, Lower Level, 408 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA   MAP

    Andrew Schwandt: saxophone / Mark Vandermyde: keys / Haralds Bondaris: drums

April 6, 2023
  • Scott Chabot Trio

    Thursday, April 6, 20236:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Station 81 Drink & Eatery, 214 4th St E #110, St Paul, MN 55101, USA   MAP

    Jason Craft: piano / Scott Chabot: drums

April 19, 2023
  • Fuzzy Math

    Wednesday, April 19, 20238:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA   MAP

    Andrew Schwandt: saxophone / Mark Vandermyde: keys / Haralds Bondaris: drums

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