Matt Weiner

Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Tenor Guitar, Ukulele

Big tone and solid rhythm have made Matt Weiner one of the busiest bass players in the Northwest. Inspired by the “pre-bop” bass players of the early 20th century, you will find him slapping out a syncopated jazz feel on one tune while bowing a folksy melody on another.

Frequently performing upward of two-hundred shows per year, you can spot Matt around Seattle playing his gut-strung bass with Jacob Zimmerman, Ray Skjelbred, Cole Schuster, Del Rey, Barton Carroll, Bric-a-Brac Trio, Squirrel Butter, Wayne Horvitz, Eli Rosenblatt, Jonathan Doyle, and many others. He has also recorded and performed with The Todalo Shakers, The Hot Club of Cowtown, The Asylum Street Spankers, Butch Thompson, Becky Kilgore, Danny Barnes, Matt Munisteri, Casey MacGill, Jon-Erik Kellso, Rani Arbo, and James Hill. Matt was a featured musician in the 2019 production of The Christmas Revels in Cambridge, MA. He also played the role of bass player Joe B. Mauldin in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. In 2007, he and Del Rey released an album of bass and ukulele duets called At the Ukeshack #1.

Matt is a highly sought-after teacher with more than two decades of experience teaching workshops and private lessons. He has taught at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Yukon Woodshed Acoustic Music Workshop, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Portland Ukulele Festival, Astoria Tenor Guitar Gathering, and Menucha Ukulele Bandcamp. In addition, he has taught four music camps at Centrum in Port Townsend, including Centrum’s Ukulele Festival, Country Blues Festival, Voiceworks, and Red-Hot Strings Workshop. Matt began teaching bass at Dusty Strings in 2013.

Although Matt specializes in American roots music styles, he also has experience in many other styles of music, as well as teaching and performing with many other instruments. In lessons, Matt will help find your favorite tunes so you can discover how to play and enjoy them even more.

Ages: All

Levels: All
Specialties: Jazz, music theory, improvisation, bluegrass, folk, blues
Online/In-Person: Online only
Availability: By appointment
Rates: $65 for 30 min, $75 for 45 min, $85 for one hour

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