Jam. Funk. Fun.
Hailing from Eugene, Oregon Upstate Quartet's mission is to feed your body, mind and soul with jam band music.
Behind every great band, is a true story. And we certainly have a tale to tell. Who are we? Why is it called jam-funk? And what makes us the best at what we do, today?
What makes us unique?
Matt Veeder - Drums
Justin Alric - Bass
Mike Self - Guitar
Jay Waylett - Guitar
"Four jam band nerds walk into a bar..." sounds like the beginning of a funny joke but it is actually the story of Upstate Quartet. Four friends that love music and want share that passion with as many people as possible. The end of the joke is, "... and they formed a band."
We are always working on something. Most of the time, we're focused on creating amazing memorable experiences for our audiences. But once in awhile we like to push the envelope of the live music experience to create something totally new.
Did we mention we love jam bands? You might hear influences of Phish, Steve Kimock, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee and The Grateful Dead. But you'll also hear metal, reggae, bluegrass and funk, all mixed together - maybe even in the same song.
Want to know more?
Do you have a question? Or would you like to learn more about what it's like to work with us? We'd love to hear from you and we're always happy to help.