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Matt Clohesy


The Australian bassist Matt Clohesy left his hometown of Melbourne for the USA in 2001. Based in New York City, he has since gained worldwide recognition as an acoustic and electric bassist.

He has been called upon to tour and/or record with such notable band leaders as Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Geoffrey Keezer, Eric Reed, Kevin Hays, Ingrid Jensen, David Kikoski, Donny McCaslin, Tom Scott, Sean Jones, Joel Frahm, Eric Alexander, Nat Adderley Jr,Diego Urcola, David Weiss, JD Allen, Jon Gordon, David Schnitter, Brad Shepik, Maria Schneider and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.

Clohesy is regularly involved with Grammy nominated and Downbeat award winning composer Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. In the pop world he has performed with Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and can often be heard with the Chris Bergson Band. He continues to work with many of his peer’s bands including Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Jonathan Kreisberg, Will Vinson, John Ellis, Jo Lawry, Gretchen Parlato and the Alan Ferber Nonet.

Prior to moving to New York, Matt received a Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and worked with Australian artists including Dale Barlow, Mike Nock, Joe Chindamo, Paul Grabowsky, Barney McAll, Vince Jones and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.