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

October 7, 2023
  • Matt Peterson's Playtime Trio

    Saturday, October 7, 20238:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    kj's Hideaway 408 St Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102, United States   MAP

    Bryan Nichols: piano
    Pete James Johnson: drums

    We'll be playing all children's music rearranged for a jazz piano trio!

October 13, 2023
  • Patrick Adkins Quartet

    Friday, October 13, 20239:30 pm to 12:30 am

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

    Bryan Murray - saxophone
    Patrick Adkins - piano
    Phil Hey - drums

    Playing standards, originals and other selections with a group of the Twin Cities top players!

October 15, 2023
  • Fuzzy Math

    Sunday, October 15, 20236:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    kj's Hideaway 408 St Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102, United States   MAP

    Andrew Schwandt - saxophone
    Mark Vandermyde - piano
    Haralds Bondaris - drums

    Originals, 80s/90s covers and more in this eclectic jazz group!

October 27, 2023
  • Joel Shapira Trio

    Friday, October 27, 20237:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    The Lexington 1096 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105, United States   MAP

    Joel Shapira: guitar
    TBD: drums

    Jazz standards played in the Williamsburg Room at the Lexington! Come for great food, drinks and jazz!

October 28, 2023
  • Mountain King

    Saturday, October 28, 20238:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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

    Brian Courage - bass
    Graydon Peterson - bass

    Upright bass trio plays standards, originals and more!

October 29, 2023
  • Jason Weisman Trio

    Sunday, October 29, 202310:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Hell's Kitchen Inc., 80 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA   MAP

    Jason Weisman - sax
    Dale Alexander - piano

    Come enjoy brunch with some great jazz!

November 1, 2023
  • Twin Cities Hot Club

    Wednesday, November 1, 20238:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Fraternal Order of Eagles #34, 2507 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA   MAP

    Gary Schulte - violin
    Robert Bell - guitar
    Stan Poinkin - guitar

    This will be a night of swing dancing! Come at 7pm for a group lesson! We will start playing at 8pm.

November 3, 2023
  • Ted Godbout Trio

    Friday, November 3, 20237:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA   MAP

    Ted Godbout - piano
    Abinnet Berhanu - drums

    Jazz standards in the Williamsburg Room at the Lexington!

November 30, 2023
  • Fuzzy Math

    Thursday, November 30, 20239:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

    Andrew Schwandt - saxophone
    Mark Vandermyde - piano
    Haralds Bondaris - drums

    Originals and 80s/90s jazz rearrangements played by this fun group!

December 9, 2023
  • Blue Ox Big Band

    Saturday, December 9, 20238:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

    We'll be playing a nice selection of originals and also lots of holiday favorites!

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