Born: January 21, 1973 Primary Instrument: Bass
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Matthew Rybicki has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Laurence Hobgood, Ernie Watts, Hilary Kole, Ted Rosenthal, Mark Gould, Wycliffe Gordon, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Fleming, Terell Stafford, Winard Harper, Mark Whitfield, and Victor Goines. He has also had the great fortune of performing at many well-respected venues in New York such as The Village Vanguard and The Blue Note, as well as concert halls and festivals in locations ranging from Italy to Taiwan. Rybicki maintains an active performing schedule, working with his own small ensembles and with many accomplished colleagues and mentors such as Lew Tabackin, Lewis Nash, Dan Nimmer, Oscar Perez, David Berger, Charlie Persip, Charenee Wade, and Loren Schoenberg. ...
Rybicki commands a strong, pliable tone that signals him the expert leader of the dance, effortlessly twirling his partners through complexrotations, then slipping unnoticed from support role to front-and center. - Matt Marshall, AllAboutJazz, February, 2011
...this CD has a polish and professionalism that rises well above an artist’s first CD... - Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition, January, 2011
Personnel: Matthew Rybicki - bass, Ron Blake - saxophones, Freddie Hendrix - trumpet and flugelhorn, Gerald Clayton - piano, Ulysses Owens, Jr. - drums, Selloane Nkhela - vocals, Matthew Baranello - percussion, Michael Dease - trombone
As A Side Musician
Barry Cooper & Kris Johnson
Personnel: Barry Cooper - tenor & bass trombone, Kris Johnson - trumpet & flugelhorn, Miki Hayama - piano, Matthew Rybicki - bass, Ulysses Owens, Jr. - drums
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New York, NY
Willing to teach:
An adept educator, Matthew is an artist/instructor for Jazz at Lincoln Center where he developed and taught the inaugural bass course in the Essentially Ellington Band Director Academy. He has also been the Music Director for several educational performance initiatives, including Jazz in the Schools and hospital tours in conjunction with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Department of Program and Services for People with Disabilities. In addition, Rybicki was a program coordinator for school programs by Midori and Friends and has led musical workshops at The Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the museum’s 2004 Romare Bearden exhibition, and again in 2005 for “An American Birthday Adventure” where he designed and presented educational performances that incorporate jazz with the fine art showcased at the museum. Matthew is flexible for scheduling and current rates as of 2011 are $60 per hour in his Manhattan Studio and $75 per hour to travel to student.