1- Matt Slocum is a young American jazz drummer, recipient of a Meet the Composers Foundation grant, and lead drummer on his debut album, Portraits.
Slocum was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin on the east side of the Twin Cities. In high school he studied with Phil Hey, who taught Slocum from his sophomore year when he played in a Ska band in Wisconsin. At USC’s Thornton School of Music Slocum studied with Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, John Clayton and Joe LaBarbera. After graduating USC, Slocum spent three years in Pasadena. In 2007 he moved near New York city.
Slocum toured with vocal artist Sarah Gazarek for three years and has played with Shelly Berg, Seamus Blake, Alan Broadbent, Steve Cardenas, Bill Cunliffe, Danny Grissett, Larry Koonse, Lage Lund, Wynton Marsalis, Linda Oh, Alan Pasqua, Jerome Sabbagh, Jaleel Shaw, Bob Sheppard, Walter Smith III, Dayna Stephens, Gerald Wiggins, Anthony Wilson and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Slocum named his influences on composing: Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell, Dave Holland, Alan Pasqua, as well as Debussy and Ravel; and for drumming: Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones and Max Roach, as well as Bill Stewart, Eric Harland, Matt Wilson, Kendrick Scott and Marcus Gilmore. He currently lives in Paterson, New Jersey.
2- Matt Slocum (born Matthew Dutot Slocum) is a keyboardist who collaborates predominantly with southern jazz, funk, fusion and blues musicians. He has worked with Susan Tedeschi, Jimmy Herring, and Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge, among many others.
Slocum's musical career includes collaboration with Jimmy Herring, Scott Kinsey Susan Tedeschi, The Lee Boys, and "Oteil and the Peacemakers"—the solo project of Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, Chris Fryar, B.B. King, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Gary Husband, Natalie Cole, Lenny White, Wayne Krantz, Matt Garrison, James Hunter, Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Ron Holloway, The Allman Brothers, producer George Drakoulias, DJ Logic, George Porter Jr., The Wailers, Derek Trucks, Page McConnell, Butch Trucks, Chuck Leavell, Jeff Sipe, Kofi Burbridge, Victor Wooten, John Popper, Jack Pearson, Hot Tuna, Victor Atkins, David Stoltz, Mark Kimbrell, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
He was born in Newton, MA. He began studying classical piano at the age of 8 at the South Shore Conservatory of Music in Boston. When he was 14, he moved to Alabama where he was accepted to the Alabama School of Fine Arts. In the summer of 1991, he attended the Berklee College of Music Summer Performance Program, and was ranked among the top 10 in the entire summer student body.
3- Matt Slocum (born 27 December 1972) is a cellist, pianist, composer, and a lead guitarist of the rock band Sixpence None The Richer. In 1991, he played guitar with Chris Taylor on a garage - band tape release called A Place To Hide Away. Slocum was the member of Love Coma, a Christian rock band.
In the early 1990's he met vocalist Leigh Nash while attending the same church in New Braunfels, Texas. Slocum and Nash formed Sixpence None The Richer. Slocum and Leigh are the only constant members. He co-wrote, with Nash, the song Nervous In The Light Of Dawn for Nash's debut solo album, Blue On Blue
In 2006, Slocum toured with the band The Choir, playing bass. He has also played guitar with Over The Rhine, and currently, he has played bass in the band Astronaut Pushers.
Slocum played cello in Viva Voce's first album, Hooray For Now.
He has recorded albums by artists Julie Miller, Plumb, Wes King, Switchfoot, Hammock, Lost Dogs, The Choir, Dividing The Plunder, and Brooke Wagener.
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