Matt Dwonszyk is an accomplished bassist, composer, arranger and educator from Rocky Hill, CT. Dwonszyk graduated from the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz studying under his mentor and world-renowned bassist, Nat Reeves and then went on to receive his Masters degree from SUNY Purchase College. Based in Brooklyn, NY since 2015, Dwonszyk still frequents back home to Connecticut to perform and teach.
Throughout his career, Dwonszyk has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Steve Davis, Harold Mabern, Jazzmeia Horn, Bennie Wallace, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Herlin Riley among many others. In 2018, Dwonszyk toured through Russia apart of the Rainy Days Jazz Festival and in 2019 he toured through Canada with the Oleg Butman Trio. His last tour was in 2022 with Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead through the West Coast of the U.S. He frequently performs at some of the top jazz clubs in New York City including Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Smoke and The Blue Note.
Dwonszyk's debut recording, "Wonderful World", was released May of 2019. His second album, "A Year and a Day", releases July 1st, 2022 featuring his band, the Dwonztet.
Dwonszyk has been on faculty at Manchester Community College since 2019 teaching Jazz Bass and teaches Jazz History at Central Connecticut State College. He coaches ensembles at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and teaches privately throughout New England.
Release Date: March 4, 2022
Musicians: Jonathan Barber, Julieta Eugenio, and Matt Dwonszyk
Dwonszyk's second album released July 1st, 2022.