Matthieu Savard is a Toronto-based, French-Canadian upright bassist and composer. Born in Vancouver, B.C., but mostly raised in Ottawa, Ont., Matt moved to Toronto in 2017 to attend Humber College to study Jazz guitar. While at Humber, Savard taught himself to play electric bass and formally started studying upright in 2018. During his studies, he was the recipient of the Lenny Boyd Memorial Award and the Gordon and Ann Wragg Music Scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music (bass) in 2022. Savard’s greatest influences are from music rooted in the jazz tradition, however he participates in a variety of music and does not lock his musical collaborations to any genres. Other interests include classical music and traditional folk/classical music of varied cultures. Soon to graduate from his master’s degree in jazz performance from the University of Toronto, Savard hopes to record his first album in the near future. You can regularly hear him perform with a variety of projects throughout southern Ontario. Most recurrently, he performs weekly as a member of the John Amato Quartet.