Matthew Jamal

Shirtless man with foot on top of acoustic bass in front of trees.

Matthew Jamal is a New York-based bassist and composer, known for his versatile playing and genre-bending compositions. He picked up the bass at age 11 and has since performed and worked alongside many noted artists, including conductors Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, and Mariss Jansons; pianist and composer Billy Childs; violinists Ezinma and Lee England Jr; DJ Natasha Diggs; and pop vocalist Oyinda.

Jamal plays with the Soulful Symphony, Drew Anderson’s the Newtet, the Jim Saltzman Combo, and the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia. He has received many awards, including First Place in the Master Players International Music Festival Solo Competition; the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship; the Gonzaga Freshman Award for Musical Excellence; and the Gonzaga John Philip Sousa Scholars Award.