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

April 24, 2024
  • Twin Cities Hot Club

    Wednesday, April 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! There is a dance lesson at 7pm

    feat. Gary Schulte: violin / Robert Bell: guitar / Stan Poinkin: guitar

April 27, 2024
  • Joel Shapira Trio

    Saturday, April 27, 20246:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

    Joel Shapira - guitar
    TBD - drums

  • Mike Wolter Quartet

    Saturday, April 27, 20249:30 pm to 12:30 am

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

    Mike Wolter: guitar
    Joe Strachan: piano
    Adam Harder Nussbaum: drums

April 28, 2024
  • Fuzzy Math

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

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

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

May 19, 2024
  • Fuzzy Math

    Sunday, May 19, 20241:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

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

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