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 2020 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. He performs with his group, the Dwonztet, featuring some of the top jazz musicians on the scene today. Dwonszyk 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.
Dwonszyk recently record his second record which is scheduled to be released by the end of 2021. Be on the look out!
Also, as venues are opening up and the warm weather is creating more outside performances, you can see Dwonszyk performing around CT and around New York with various artist. Stay tuned in the Performance sections on where Dwonszyk is playing next!
Live Dizzy's Coca Cola Club
Release Date: 2019
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