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Matt Dwonszyk is an accomplished bassist, composer, arranger and educator from Rocky Hill, CT. He 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. After living in New York City for 5 years, Dwonszyk returned back home to Connecticut during the 2020 pandemic. In 2023, Dwonszyk moved back to Astoria, NY and performs frequently throughout New England, splitting his time between performing and teaching. 

 

Throughout his career, Dwonszyk has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Steve Davis, Bennie Wallace, Harold Mabern, Larry Willis, George Cables, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Jazzmeia Horn, Joey Alexander among many others. He currently plays bass with Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead, The Jon Davis Trio, Julieta Eugenio Trio and the Sarah Hanahan Quartet.

 

In 2019, he toured through Canada with the Oleg Butman Trio and in 2022 with Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead through the West Coast of the U.S. Dwonszyk’s last tour was in October of 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He frequently performs at some of the top jazz clubs in New York City including Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow, Ornithology, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Smoke and The Blue Note. 

 

Since 2019, Dwonszyk has been a faculty member of Manchester Community College and Central Connecticut State College teaching jazz bass and jazz history. In the summer, he teaches at Bennie Wallace’s Back Country Jazz Program and Litchfield Jazz Camp.

In 2022, with the Julieta Eugenio Trio, Dwonszyk won the 2022 DC JazzPrix Competition at the Washington, DC Jazz Festival. 

 

Dwonszyk's debut recording, "Wonderful World", was released May of 2019 featuring world-class trombonist Steve Davis. His second album, "A Year and a Day", was released July 1st, 2022 featuring Dwonszyk’s band, the Dwonztet.

 

In 2023, the Dwonztet played at the Hartford Baby Grand Jazz Series, The Northampton Jazz Strut, Smalls Jazz Club, The Side Door Jazz Club and the Poli Club. In 2024, the Dwonztet is scheduled to play the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Hartford Jazz Festival and the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival.

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Matt Dwonszyk "A Year and A Day"

Release Date:  July 1st, 2022

Label: Dwonz

Shenel Johns- Vocals
Ghazi Omair- Spoken Word
Andrew Renfroe- Guitar
Kris Allen- Saxophone
Taber Gable- Fender Rhodes
Jonathan Barber- Drums

Matt Dwonszyk- Bass

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Upcoming Performances

Vision Ahead European Tour 06/01/2024-06/06/2024

07/05/2024 7:30-8:30/ Ed Fast and Conga Bop/ Simsbury Meadows, Simsbury, CT

07/07/2024 2:00 p.m/ Matt Pearl Trio/ Parkville Sounds/ Hartford, CT

07/08/2024 7:00 p.m/ Samirah Evans/ Middlebury Arts Center/ Middlebury, VT

07/09/2024 12:30 p.m/ Ed Fast and Conga Bop/ Hartford, CT

07/10/2024 7:00 p.m/ Ben/ Black Eyed Sallys/ Hartford, CT 

07/11/2024 7:30 p.m/ Mark Zalezki Band/ Smalls Jazz Club, New York, NY

07/12/2024 7:00 p.m/ Kris Allen Quartet/ Black Eyed Sallys, Hartford, CT

07/13/2024 1:00 p.m/ The Dwonztet/ Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival/ Springfield, MA

07/14/2024 4:00 p.m/ Bennie Wallace and Friends/ Bennie's House/ Greenwhich, CT

07/15/2024 7:00 p.m/ Shawn Montairo/ Paul Brown Monday Night in Bushnell Park, Hartford CT

07/17/2024 12:00 p.m/ Don DePalma Tribute Band/ Artist Collective/ Hartford, CT

07/17/2024 7:00 p.m/ Taber Gable/ Black Eyed Sallys/ Hartford, CT

07/19/2024 12:30p.m/ Nigel Bello Latin Ensemble/ Hartford Jazz Festival/ Hartford, CT

07/21/2024 2:30 p.m/ The Dwonztet/ Hartford Jazz Festival/ Hartford, CT

07/22/2024 10-11:00 a.m/ Leala Cry Band/ West Hartford, CT

07/24/2024 7-8:30 p.m/ Rosie Roy and Sassy Brass/ Prospect, CT

07/25/2024 4:30-5:30 p.m/ The Broken Robots/ Hartford, CT

07/28/2024 12-2 p.m/ Nicole Zuraitis and Friends/ The Gunnery School/  Litchfield, CT

07/29/2024 6-7:00 p.m/ Emmet Goods Latin Project/ Paul Brown Monday Night in Bushnell Park, Hartford CT

07/29/2024 7-8:00 p.m/ Ed Fast and Conga Bop/ Paul Brown Monday Night in Bushnell Park, Hartford CT

Live At the Side Door

Live At the Artist Collective

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