Born in Oklahoma City, Matt Brewer grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, surrounded by a family of musicians and artists. At the age of 10, he fell in love with the bass and began a lifelong study of music. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and then went on to study at the Juilliard School.
He has traveled the world, playing in the bands of Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Dave Binney, Gerald Clayton, Ben Wendel, Aaron Parks, Vijay Iyer, Dhafer Youssef, Antonio Sanchez, Mark Turner, Steve Lehman, Ben Monder and Lage Lund, among many others). He has been a frequent guest lecturer at the Banff Center and is an adjunct faculty member at the New School University.
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