Happy Birthday to Matt Bissonette – born July 25, 1961!

Happy Birthday to Matt Bissonette – born July 25, 1961!

Matt Bissonette is an American bass player. According to Guitar 9, an online musicianship magazine, he has played bass and other stringed instruments on at least 22 albums, with music styles ranging from jazz, jazz fusion, progressive metal and instrumental rock. Bissonette has played bass in numerous popular rock bands, alongside legends such as David Lee Roth (1987–92, recording the US platinum A Little Ain’t Enough album), Jeff Lynne and ELO (2001), Ringo Starr (2003–05), and currently, Elton John (2012–present). He is the brother of drummer Gregg Bissonette.

Career

Bissonette attended the University of North Texas’s jazz music program. In the early- to mid-1980s, he toured and recorded with jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. For part of his time in the Ferguson band, he played alongside his brother Gregg, which the brothers have done several times in their careers.

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