Matt Bohli is a freelance drummer and band leader based in Nashville, Tennessee. In the tradition of the swing legends, Matt leads his band from behind the drums in a dynamic show featuring tunes from the golden era of swing. In June 2018, Matt will be releasing his self-titled debut swing EP. Consisting of three of Matt’s favorite swing tunes, it features his Nashville five-piece band which consists of saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, and drums. The EP was produced by Matt, and will be released on his label, Big Swing Records.
A Maryland native, Matt has been a resident of Nashville since 2009. Since making Nashville home, Matt has performed with a wide variety of artists in Nashville’s traditional scene. Among Matt’s list of artists he has played for, includes two years as tour drummer with Hank Williams III. Matt can currently be seen performing almost daily in Nashville’s Lower Broadway scene with The Don Kelley Band, and The Eskimo Brothers.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University, where he studied orchestral percussion and timpani with Tim Genis, Principal Timpanist of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.