Primary Instrument: Bass
Matt Penman hails from Auckland, New Zealand where he started playing bass at the age of 14. A scholarship from Berklee saw him move to the States in 1994 and to New York soon after that where he maintains a busy performing, recording and teaching schedule.
He is currently an established member of the SFJazz Collective, an 8-piece composer’s collective devoted to presenting the original works of its members as well as arrangements by the band of a different jazz great’s work every year. The Collective is in its sixth year and currently features Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and Stefon Harris...
As a leader
Matt Penman, Flipside (Naxos)
Matt Penman, The Unquiet (Fresh Sound, 2001)
Matt Penman, Catch of the Day (Fresh Sound, 2008)
As a sideman
SFJazz Collective Live 2005-2008, 2nd-5th Annual Concert Tours (SF Jazz)
SFJazz Collective 2 (Nonesuch)
with Nils Wogram and Root 70 - Ro
ot 70 (Loft Records)
Getting Rooted (Enja)
Root 70 on 52nd1/4 Street (Intuition)
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema (Blue Note)
Ari Hoenig - The Painter (Smalls Records)
Ari Hoenig - Bert's Playground (Dreyfus)
Chris Cheek - Vine (Fresh Sound)
Rebecca Martin - People Behave like Ballads (MaxJazz)
Bill McHenry - Sonic Pressure (Fresh Sound)
Jonathan Kreisberg - Unearth
Jonathan Kreisberg - The South of Everywhere (MelBay)
Ben Waltzer - One Hundred Dreams Ago (Fresh Sound)
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