Jazz bassist Matthew Garrison doesn’t like slowing down. “I’m always thinking, doing,” he said.
As a recording artist he has toured with Herbie Hancock and as a producer he helps organize upcoming shows with pianist Jason Moran, drummer Jack DeJohnette and others. But most days, he’s focused on producing music events through ShapeShifter Lab and its nonprofit, ShapeShifter Plus. He also created the Tunebend app, which enables virtual collaboration and recording between musicians.
mr. Garrison, the son of Jimmy Garrison, John Coltrane’s bassist, seems to like to push boundaries in the jazz world. “I’m really tired of the stagnant music scene where this club only books a certain type of band and that club only books musicians who play this genre,” he said.