Matt Garrison

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Matt Garrison
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Background information
Birth name Matthew Garrison
Born (1970-06-02) June 2, 1970 (age 44)
New York City, New York, United States
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1993–present
Labels GarrisonJazz Productions
Associated acts Jimmy Garrison, John McLaughlin, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Scott Kinsey, Arto Tuncboyaciyan
Notable instruments
Fodera Guitars, Inc Epifani Custom Sound

Matthew Garrison (born June 2, 1970)[1] is an American jazz bassist, son of Jimmy Garrison.[2]

He is noted for playing his signature series Fodera bass and for having created and developed a pizzicato technique which uses four fingers.[citation needed] He founded his own recording label and production company in 2000 called GarrisonJazz Productions, through which he has released two CDs and a live performance DVD.


As leader[edit]

  • Matthew Garrison – Matthew Garrison (2001)
  • Matthew Garrison – Matt Garrison Live (2004)
  • Matthew Garrison – Shapeshifter (2004)
  • Matthew Garrison - "ShapeShifter Live 2010 Part 1 - Matthew Garrison Solo" (2010)
  • Matthew Garrison – 12 Months (2013)

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ Gilbert, Mark (2002). "Garrison, Matthew (Justin)". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. pp. 18–19. ISBN 1561592846. 
  2. ^ Allmusic

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