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Matthew Garrison was born June 2, 1970 in New York. Here he spent the first eight years of his life immersed in a community of musicians, dancers, visual artists and poets. After the death of his father Jimmy Garrison (John Coltrane's bassist), his family relocated to Rome, Italy where he began to study piano and bass guitar.

In 1988 Matthew returned to the United States and lived with his godfather Jack Dejohnette for two years. Here he studied intensively with both Dejohnette and bassist Dave Holland. In 1989 Matthew received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Here he began his professional career with the likes of Gary Burton, Bob Moses, Betty Carter, Mike Gibbs and Lyle Mays to mention a few.

Matthew moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1994 and has performed and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Joni Mitchell, Steve Coleman, Pat Metheny, John Mclaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, John Scofield, Chaka Khan and many others.

In 1998 Matthew founded GarrisonJazz Productions tthrough which he currently Produces, Promotes and Markets his music. The latest project is a self titled solo debut CD "Matthew Garrison". All information concerning this and other releases/productions may be obtained through www.GarrisonJazz.com

Bio courtesy of GarrisonJazz.com

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Walking Bass Lesson - Static Minor Chords (SO WHAT) With Scott Devine (4.9 Stars · 58 Ratings)
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Walking Bass Lesson - How To Walk 'two Chords Per Bar' - With Scott Devine (4.9 Stars · 42 Ratings)
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Right Hand Technique For Bass (Raking & Alternate Plucking) With Scott Devine (4.8 Stars · 53 Ratings)
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Right Hand Muting (floating Thumb And More!) - Bass Lesson With Scott Devine (5.0 Stars · 15 Ratings)
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L326 Bass Groove In Cminor With Fast Runs (4.8 Stars · 220 Ratings)
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Jazz Phrasing Lesson Pt2 - Bass Lesson With Scott Devine (4.9 Stars · 77 Ratings)
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II V I Jazz Lick Bass Lesson (5) With Scott Devine (4.7 Stars · 13 Ratings)
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Ghost Notes (Part 2) - Bass Lesson With Scott Devine (4.8 Stars · 18 Ratings)
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Autumn Leaves - Solo Bass Improvisation - Scott Devine (4.7 Stars · 98 Ratings)
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Dec 29 2003

Shapeshifting with Matt Garrison
One of our generation's pre-eminent bassists is back with a new record, "Shapeshifter" and a live CD/DVD to shift some light on the shape of bass to come!
Are you ready to be redefined yet again by the Bass world? Out now is the latest CD and DVD from one of the generation's pre-eminent bassists, Matthew Garrison. "Shapeshifter" brings with it new melodies and grooves that are sure to inject some ...(more)
 
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Dec 20 2001

Keeping The Flame With Matt Garrison
Matt Garrison, son of legendary bassist Jimmy Garrison, expounds on his recent solo CD, the art of composition, and what the future holds in this exclusive interview for ActiveBass.
Matt Garrison's recent solo CD has been compared to the solo efforts of Stanley and Jaco in terms of raising the bar from where it had previously been set. Son of the great Jimmy Garrison, Matthew lived with legendary jazz drummer Jack DeJohnet...(more)
 
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Oct 31 2000

Bassist Matt Garrison Releases Genre-Bending Solo Debut (10/31/2000)
In celebration of the official release date of this past weekends Bassday 2000 (October 15th ) in New York ..heres the official E-Scoop on bassist Matt Garrisons new solo disc. Interview link http://www.allaboutjazz.com/iviews/MGarrison.htm...