Matt Brubeck

Matt Brubeck is a Juno-nominated performer/composer specializing in improvisation on the cello. Raised on jazz and classically trained at Yale, Matt is at ease in multiple genres and has taken his cello improvisation skills into diverse musical territories. In addition to the Ugly Beauties, Matt’s current jazz/improv projects include Brubeck Braid (with pianist David Braid) and Tallboys (with guitarist Kevin Breit and percussionist Jesse Stewart), and a duo with saxophonist David Mott. Matt continues to enjoy performing with a wide range of other musicians including Evan Parker, John Geggie, Pierre Tanguay, Natalie MacMaster, Carlos del Junco, and Yo-Yo Ma to name a few. During his years in San Francisco, Matt performed with numerous jazz and improv artists including Miles Boisen, Gino Robair, Ben Goldberg, and Pamela Z. He founded Oranj Symphonette, which recorded two CD’s for Rykodisc and went on to play the major jazz festivals, from Monterey to Montréal. In the pop/rock world, Matt’s eclectic adventures include many years of recording with Tom Waits, as well as touring with the Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow, among others. (And, yes, he is the tallest son of Dave.) More

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Matt Brubeck

Norwalk (Connecticut, USA), 1961

  • Composer
  • Performer (cello)
  • Improviser
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