Genres You Will Love
Easy Listening: Lounge Moods: Type: Vocal Holiday: Jazz

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United States - California - LA

Mark Mathew

Mark Mathew Van Benschoten began his vocal studies with Carolyn Pierce at John F Kennedy High School in the early 1970's. Lead vocalist in several rock bands during high school and college, he continued to study with Paul van Bloem and Irv Windward at UCLA. Matt was a featured soloist in the UCLA University Choir, and also played bass in the UCLA Jazz Big Band. He studied double bass with Peter Mercurio and jazz improvisation with Gary Gray. Bassist for the Chris Ho Band, Matt has recorded hundreds of original compositions in a variety of jazz, rock, funk, classical, and latin styles. Live performances at the Playboy, Blue Jay, and Long Beach Jazz Festivals and many historic venues like Donte's, the Lighthouse, and the Troubadour have highlighted his four decades in the music business.