Matt Slocum was born in 1974 in Newton, MA. At the age of 8, he began his formal classical training at the South Shore Conservatory of Music in Boston. At 14 Matt moved to Alabama where he was accepted to the Alabama School of Fine Arts. In the summer of 1991, he attended the Berklee College of Music Performance Summer Program, and was rated among the top 10 musicians in the entire program.
Matt has been a member of the Susan Tedeschi band, Oteil and the Peacemakers, Jimmy Herring Band, Jeff Sipe Band, The Lee Boys and the Rich Robinson Band.