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. I also lead a jazz duo on Cape Cod, 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 my Azola Acoustic Baby Bass. Rich Falco and Matt from operations on Vimeo.
I Love All Kinds Of Music
I've always been interested in and played jazz, folk and bluegrass, but now that I play upright, I hope to include much more of these into my schedule. Here's a sample of my upright playing with Celtic band Trouz Bras, on a Breton song called Jump
I have three main instruments: an Azola 5-string acoustic Baby Bass, an Ibanez Roadstar 500 (a great, great cheap bass!), and a Godin A4 SA fretless. I'm rather fond of my smallest setup: An Ampeg Portabass 12 and GK amplifier.
Rich Falco, Ed Friedland, Steve Swallow, Oliver Nelson, Michael Moore
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"