Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Matt Ulery

Title/s: Instructor of Bass

Office #: Mundelein 174

Phone: 773.508.8474

E-mail: mulery@luc.edu


Matt Ulery is a Chicago based bassist and composer performing since the age of 14 years. Ulery’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk– specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles.

He performs not only on upright and electric bass, but doubles on tuba. Ulery is the leader of his own group, Loom, and a member, among others, of Eastern Blok, and the Grazyna Auguscik Group. Ulery has released 5 albums of all original music under his name including his most recent release of a double album on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf Music record label in June 2012.

While currently working on a Master in Music degree at DePaul University, Ulery earned his bachelors degree in music composition at The Chicago College of Performing at Roosevelt University and has played in bands with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Phil Markowitz, Jarek Bester, Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Patricia Barber, Ron Perrillo, Goran Ivanovic, Jeff Parker, Zach Brock, and many others. 

When not touring parts of the U.S. and Europe with his groups, Matt appears regularly in the Chicago area music venues and has played performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago Orchestra Hall, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavillion, and countless other fine music listening rooms and is professor of bass at Loyola University. 


M.M., DePaul University

B.M. in Music Composition, The Chicago College of Performing at Roosevelt University