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"An inveterate swinger with a brisk, highly interactive touch and a penchant for melodicism, drummer Matt Slocum is also a thoughtful composer who sets up his team like a savvy point guard running an offense."

"One of his generation's most highly regarded drummers ... Matt Slocum is more than a rising star drummer - he is a composer of startling melodic sophistication."
-Jazz Police

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Matt Slocum Trio
Matt Slocum, drums
Massimo Biolcati, bass
Gerald Clayton, piano

Award-winning drummer and composer Matt Slocum is quickly emerging as one of the leading jazz artists of his generation. He enjoys a varied career working with many of the finest artists in contemporary improvised music and is regarded as a musical drummer with a deep understanding of the jazz tradition and a uniquely personal voice on the instrument. His compositions have recently been recognized and supported with grants from the American Music Center, the Meet the Composer Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation for the Arts.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Slocum started piano lessons at age nine and began playing the drums at 11. While in high school he was introduced to the music of Max Roach and Philly Joe Jones. After graduating, Slocum was offered a full scholarship to attend the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he studied with Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, John Clayton, and Joe LaBarbera.

In 2004 Slocum graduated from USC and developed into one of the most in-demand creative musicians on the West Coast. In fall 2007, he moved to New York to expand his musical horizons. Since that time, he has been featured at many of the top jazz venues and festivals in the US and internationally, and he has performed and/or recorded with artists such as 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.

Portraits, Slocum's critically acclaimed debut recording as a leader, was released in 2010 on Chandra Records. This year his trio will be featured throughout North America and Europe in support of the group's new recording, After the Storm.


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