Matt Ulery's Loom

Saturday, September 24, 1:00-2:00pm

Smart Museum of Art


Chicago based bassist, composer, and bandleader, MATT ULERY has been performing for twenty years on upright, electric, and brass basses and has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Matt’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk--specifically North and South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has produced six albums of all original music including his three most recent releases, By a Little Light, Wake an Echo, and In the Ivory. Having earned his music degrees at Roosevelt University and DePaul University, he performed with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Patricia Barber, Goran Ivanovic, Jeff Parker, Zach Brock, Jimmy Chamberlin, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, among others. As a composer, he has collaborated with ensembles such as Eighth Blackbird, New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Wild Belle. When not touring parts of the U.S. and Europe, Matt appears regularly in Chicago area music venues and has performed with his own groups at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center, Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago Cultural Center, The Krannert Center, Jazz Showcase, The Metro among others.  In addition to performing, recording, and writing, Matt is on faculty at Loyola University Chicago and gives master classes and clinics nationwide. Led by MATT ULERY on double bass and compositions, his quintet, LOOM, features ROB CLEARFIELD, piano; JON DEITEMYER, drums; RUSS JOHNSON, trumpet; GEOF BRADFIELD, bass clarinet.