By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Dec 18, 2010 at 10:09 AM

You may have seen Matt Wessel perform the national anthem at the NBA playoffs last season at the Bradley Center.  The former Bucks PR guy and current Marquette University staffer nailed it.  It’s a tough song to sing, and in front of a sold-out house, he truly did a stellar version.

This month, Wessel’s got a collection of Christmas songs that showcase his vocal, piano and songwriting talent.  Matt goes to (and sings at) my church, and I’ve known him for several years.  He’s a great guy, and flies somewhat under the Milwaukee music radar. 

So, if you’re searching for some new Christmas tunes to get you in the sprit these final days of Advent, download some of Matt’s new stuff.  His tunes are festive, local and original. 

 Merry, merry!

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.