Matt Slocum (keyboardist)
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Matt Slocum (born Matthew Dutot Slocum) is a keyboardist who collaborates predominantly with southern jazz, funk, fusion and blues musicians. He has worked with Susan Tedeschi, Jimmy Herring, and Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge, among many others.
Slocum's musical career includes collaboration with Jimmy Herring, Scott Kinsey Susan Tedeschi, The Lee Boys, and "Oteil and the Peacemakers"—the solo project of Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, Chris Fryar, B.B. King, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Gary Husband, Natalie Cole, Lenny White, Wayne Krantz, Matt Garrison, James Hunter, Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Ron Holloway, The Allman Brothers, producer George Drakoulias, DJ Logic, George Porter Jr., The Wailers, Derek Trucks, Page McConnell, Butch Trucks, Chuck Leavell, Jeff Sipe, Kofi Burbridge, Victor Wooten, John Popper, Jack Pearson, Hot Tuna, Victor Atkins, David Stoltz, Mark Kimbrell, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
He was born in Newton, MA. He began studying classical piano at the age of 8 at the South Shore Conservatory of Music in Boston. When he was 14, he moved to Alabama where he was accepted to the Alabama School of Fine Arts. In the summer of 1991, he attended the Berklee College of Music Summer Performance Program, and was ranked among the top 10 in the entire summer student body.
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