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Matt Dwonszyk

Born in Hartford, CT, Dwonszyk started playing the electric bass at age eleven. His journey into the world of jazz began at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School where he began playing the upright bass. He also started attending the Artists Collective after school program playing in the Youth Jazz Orchestra. The Artist Collective, founded by jazz saxophone legend Jackie McLean, propelled Dwonszyk to continue his studies at the The Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at The University of Hartford. Dwonszyk quickly developed an exceptionally strong rapport with Professor Nat Reeves and Professor Steve Davis

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A Year And A Day

Label: Dwonz
Released: 2022
Track listing: Souls on Ice 2:49 Solution Searcher 4:24 Peaceful World 5:00 Room to Dream 6:42 Passage 6:30 Concord Drive 6:07 Afro Blue 5:24 Old English 6:32 A Year and a Day 7:05 Blues for Donny 4:24 Sun Breeze 6:13 Afterthought 7:38 Be Strong Carry On 4:54

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Jump

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Efes; Jump, La Jungla; For You; Raccoon Tune; Flamingo; Another Bliss; Crazy He Calls Me; Snowbirds; Tres.

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Song of the Day

Peaceful World

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Label: Dwonz
Released: 2022
Duration: 5:00

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Seasoned Bassist Matt Dwonszyk Releases 'A Year And A Day' on July 1—Notes By Steve Davis

Seasoned Bassist Matt Dwonszyk Releases 'A Year And A Day' on July 1—Notes By Steve Davis

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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Julieta Eugenio: Jump

Read "Jump" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Listening to saxophonist Julieta Eugenio on the engaging Jump it is hard to believe this is only her debut. Her confident playing, warm, brassy tone and intelligent, spontaneous ideas belie her relative youth. Eugenio penned most of the music on Jump, so the release also showcases her superlative compositional skills. The poetic, loose-knit originals are perfectly ...

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Tessellations

Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Track listing: Salamander; Tessellations; Acron; Spiral; Booze Blues; Convergence.

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Legacy Holder

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Call; Find My Way; Legacy Holder; Haikus; Major; Seconds & Seasons; Son of Hartford; 29.

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Song of the Day

Tessellations

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Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Duration: 07:09

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Article: Album Review

Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Legacy Holder

Read "Legacy Holder" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Drummer Jonathan Barber's Legacy Holder is a musical missive acknowledging the history that flows before and beyond his time, the ethos of the present, and a need to bind these streams into a single/singular statement or groundwork for himself and those who will follow. It is an album built on intellect, understanding, intuition and, perhaps most ...


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