Matt Dwonszyk is an accomplished bassist, composer, arranger and educator from Rocky Hill, CT. Matt 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, Matt still frequents back home to Connecticut to perform and teach.
Dwonszyk has shared the bandstand with world-renowned jazz musicians such as Steve Davis, Harold Mabern, Jazzmeia Horn, Bennie Wallace, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Herlin Riley among many others. In 2018, Matt toured through Russia apart of the Rainy Days Jazz Festival. In 2019, he toured through Canada with the Oleg Butman Trio and he recently finished a 2020 U.S West Coast tour with Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead. 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.
Matt’s debut recording, "Wonderful World", was released May of 2019. He performs with his group, the Dwonztet, featuring some of the top jazz musicians on the scene today. Matthew has been on faculty at Manchester Community College since 2019 teaching Jazz Bass and conducting master classes. He couches ensembles at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and teaches privately throughout New England.
Back from a U.S. West Coast tour with Jonathan Barbar and Vision Aheard, Matt is currently staying home due to COVID-19. He is teaching online lessons, practicing and composing.
As soon as things are back to normal, Dwonszyk plans to record his second album in tribute to his birth place, Hartford, CT. The record will consist of original music inspired by the great Jackie McLean. Growing up in Hartford, Matt attended the Artist Collective and the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. Matt's carer thus far is attributed to the legacy Jackie McLean left behind and he wants to pay tribute.
Live Dizzy's Coca Cola Club
Release Date: 2019
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