Matthew Duersten

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A Wisconsin-born, L.A.-based freelance writer, his pieces have been included in the anthologies "Da Capo Best Music Writing" and "L.A. Now." He first entered the blogosphere in 2006 with the music site Downbeast, an offshoot of the L.A. indie-jazz label Cryptogramophone. Currently, he runs the (intermittent) music blog StompBeast while working on a book for Asahina & Wallace publishers on L.A.'s underground jazz scene.