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The Matthew Wengerd Trio captured by David Dickey

The Matthew Wengerd Trio captured by David Dickey


I’m Matthew, the big dreamer at A Fine Press.

I’m the one in the middle. And that thing I’m playing?  That’s my double bass.  See, I’m a jazz bassist by education (did you know they give advanced degrees in jazz?!) and have been playing since middle school.

When we collaborate on your stationery, it’s a little like playing jazz.  We’ll improvise and rearrange.  You’ll start a riff and we’ll run with it.  However the process, you can guarantee it’ll never happen just like that again.

And that’s what’s special about a fine press.  Our custom inviting experiences will always be one-of-a-kind and our made-to-order Humble Beginnings line is not like anything you’ll see elsewhere.

If you play, bring your axe to one of our consultations; we’ll jam a little while and then get down to business.

bass face

I’d like to tell you that Pierre DuCharme, Lakeland Ledger photographer, captured me in a sneeze in this photo. But the truth is, it’s just bassface. It’s a serious affliction that affects all bassists to one degree or another. I have a pretty severe case of it.

If you drop by the studio during a particularly intense brainstorming, you’ll likely find me in a very similar state.

And now you’ve been warned.