Mateyko blends an eclectic mix of influences and tonal approaches into his compositions and live performances, garnering vocabulary from a wide variety of improvisational music, hip hop, electronic music, and R&B. Born with the heart condition Tetralogy of Fallot, he could not engage in contact sports with other children, and music provided an outlet to express himself and connect with other people. Mateyko’s dedicated passion for upright & electric bass, composition, production, and performance provides a sense of escape and exploration to those around him. Mateyko originally hails from the Chicagoland metropolitan area and is currently pursuing B.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He primarily studies with Matt Brewer and Scott Pingel and has received tutelage from various other artists such as Sharay Reed, Joshua Redman, and Warren Wolf.