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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", released July 1st, 2022 featuring his band, the Dwonztet.

Since 2019, Dwonszyk has been a faculty member of Manchester Community College and Central Connecticut State College teaching Jazz Bass. He also teaches part time at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music.

Latest Recordings 

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Julieta Eugenio: Jump

Release Date:  March 4, 2022

 

Label: Greenleaf

Musicians: Jonathan Barber, Julieta Eugenio, and Matt Dwonszyk

Up Coming Shows

November 18th- Cafe 9, Newhaven, CT- 7 p.m

November 19th- Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme CT- 8:30 p.m

December 3rd- Hog River Brewery, Hartford, CT- 1-4 p.m 

Dwonszyk's second album                                        released July 1st, 2022.