MATT ULERY'S 'LOOM'
Matt Ulery's 'Loom' has been captivating audiences for over 3 years. The first cd release,"Music Box Ballerina," which is due out in winter 2007/2008, has been a long time coming and highly anticipated. Loom, which consists of Thad Franklin on trumpet, Tim Haldeman on tenor
saxophone, Jon Deitemyer on drums, Rob Clearfield on accordian and piano, Zach Brock on violin, and Matt Ulery on double bass and compositions, come together on "Music Box
Ballerina" with eight original compositions of Ulery's which have been a part of the group's live repitoire for the last year. In addition, the mezmorizing, innovative, Polish jazz singer, Grazyna Auguscik, appears on one track of the album. Ulery has been performing with Auguscik for 3 years all over the U.S. and Europe as well as appearing on her two latest albums.
Loom is a modern, chamber music group. The music, while coming from the American and European jazz tradition, including highly syncopated rhythms, modern jazz harmony, and improvisation, also influenced by folk music from the Americas and Eastern Europe as well as modern alternative and indie rock bands from all over the world. Ulery's music has also been described, at times, as cinematic and fanciful.
Matthew Scott Ulery is a Chicago-born bassist and composer. Moving to Rockford, IL at an early age, he soon began playing bass and started performing by the age of 14. Since his first performance, Ulery has played many styles of music. These include the entire spectrum of jazz,classical, rock, pop, gospel, theatre, and folk-- specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has performed not only on upright and electric bass, but has doubled on tuba and keyboards.
Ulery returned to Chicago to earn his bachelors degree in music composition at The Chicago College of Performing at Roosevelt University. Since returning, Ulery has performed
with such artists as Tim Hagens, Fareed Haque, Maria Schneider, Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Carl Allen, Patricia Barber, Ron Perrillo, Jeff Parker, Rob Scheps, Zach Brock, and many others. Matt appears regularly at such venues as the Green Mill, Velvet Lounge, Jazz Showcase,
Hothouse, Katerina's, Martyrs', Park West, Andy's Live Jazz, House of Blues, and many more locations in the Chicago area when not touring parts of the U.S. and Europe.
Ulery is currently a member of Eastern Blok (formaly the Goran Ivanovic Group), Grazyna Auguscik Quintet , Zach Brock Quintet, and his own group, the Matt Ulery's 'Loom', for which the composes the entire repertoire.