Matthew Brown, Free-lancer, Teacher, Bass Lessons, Ma
Cape Cod And Worcester, Massachusetts
I'm a freelance bassist, and I also sing and play flute. I have a jazz duo with Rich Falco, jazz director at WPI, and I freelance with different groups here on Cape Cod. I also lead a jazz duo, Matt Brown Jazz
I used to teach music privately at the Clemente Studio and at my own studio near Worcester State College, but I'm too busy playing these days. I do occasionally book individual lessons -- see Matt Brown Bass Lessons for more information.
A few years back, I had the chance to do some cruise ship work; I was contacted by Holland America to work on their ship, the Eurodam, on its maiden voyage.
I also had the good fortune to perform with Ray Price and his Breton band Trouz Bras --that's "Big Noise" (pronounced True Brazz). I also perform top 40, blues and R and B -- whatever comes along. Check out my lessons and articles at this site to get an idea of my approach. Here's are videos of my group; I'm playing an Azola Acoustic Baby Bass. Rich Falco and Matt from operations on Vimeo.
I Love All Kinds Of Music
Although fretless electric bass is my main instrument, I have played upright when the music called for it. Here's a sample of my upright playing with Celtic band Trouz Bras, on a Breton song called Jump
Currently, I play an MTD Kingston Heir four-string for pop and rock, and a Veillette 4-string archtop fretless for jazz. I'm trying out a Michael Kelly 5-string Club Deluxe -- we'll see how it works out!
Rich Falco, Ed Friedland, Steve Swallow, Oliver Nelson, Michael Moore, Avishai Cohen
Charlie Haden, Danu, Lunasa, Planxty, Old Blind Dogs, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Chuck Rainey, Pat Metheny, Bulgarian Vocal Music
Jaco (natch!), John Scofield, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, MJQ.
Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore, Skyedance, Petra Hayden and Bill Frissell
John Scofield "Bar Talk", "Loud Jazz", Traut/Rodby, The Duo Life
Jim Hall with Ron Carter, GRP Big Band "All Blues"