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    Matt Dwonszyk is an upcoming acoustic bass player from the Hartford CT area. Starting on the electric bass at the age eleven, Matt grew up playing numerous types of music stemming from rock and roll. When he entered high school he was fortunate to attend the Academy of Performing Arts in Hartford where he began studying jazz with teachers such as Jimmy Greene, Kris Allen, Paul Brown, and Doug Maher. Through friends at the Academy, Matt started attending the Artist Collective founded by the great Jackie McLean. He soon started gigging around the Hartford area and was fortunate to perform in Russia through the Academy of the Arts. Matt started performing with Ed Fast & Conga Bop where he was exposed to Latin music. He continues to perform with Ed Fast and is now attending the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music where he is studying with Professor Nat Reeves and Professor Steve Davis. Matt has performed with Harold Maybern, Larry Willis, Steve Nelson, Dr. Eddie Henderson, John Farnsworth, Steve Davis, Arron Goldberg and many other musicians from the CT area.
    Matt has also started his own group called the New Unity Band where his original compositions and arrangements are featured. He continues to perform with the New Unity Band and plans to move to New York after he finishes at Hartt.