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

February 28, 2024
  • Twin Cities Hot Club

    Wednesday, February 28, 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

March 1, 2024
  • Joel Shapira Trio

    Friday, March 1, 20247:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

    Joel Shapira: guitar
    TBD: piano

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

March 2, 2024
  • Matt Peterson Trio

    Saturday, March 2, 20249:30 pm to 12:30 am

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

    Bryan Nichols: piano
    Abinnet Berhanu: drums

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

March 7, 2024
  • Debbie Briggs group

    Thursday, March 7, 20247:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

    Vocal jazz from the great Debbie Briggs in Crooners’ Dunsmore Room.

March 22, 2024
  • Fuzzy Math

    Friday, March 22, 20247:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    MetroNOME Brewery 289 Fifth St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101, United States   MAP

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

March 24, 2024
  • Fuzzy Math

    Sunday, March 24, 20241:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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