Matt Wexler began his musical studies on alto saxophone, but being drawn to deeper sounds, migrated to baritone sax, then to bass clarinet, before finally settling on electric bass guitar and double bass. He earned his Bachelor’s of Music Education with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he participated in the UMass Orchestra, UMass Wind Ensemble, multiple jazz ensembles, the Mt. Holyoke Euridice Ensemble, and Jeff Holmes’ DownBeat Magazine award winning Studio Orchestra.
Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Matt has maintained a bustling performance schedule. In addition to being first-call bassist for over a dozen performing jazz, folk, pop, and rock artists in the Seattle area, Matt has served as the principal bassist for the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Festival Orchestra, performed with Philharmonia Northwest, and worked with several teaching orchestras. Matt has also toured and played festival dates with numerous artists in the US, Canada, and Japan. Matt currently teaches double bass at DigiPen Institute of Technology’s Music and Sound department.