Fronted by upright bass virtuoso Ethan Jodziewicz, this group plays a fresh, exploratory blend of free jazz, funk and Americana folk full of energy. Ethan Jodziewicz fully embodies the notion that nearly anything is possible on the bass. His zeal, technical ability and love for all genres allow him to not only thrive in bluegrass, jazz, old-time, funk, symphonic and chamber music, but also to push the boundaries of bass playing beyond its traditional roles. The Ethan Jodziewicz Group explores his original fusion jazz compositions and free improvisation. Channeling the best of bebop jazz and fusing old school with modern technique, The Ethan Jodziewicz Group’s deft chops are a delight to witness on stage.
An in-demand ensemble player, Jodziewicz has played Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, A Prairie Home Companion, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and hundreds of others stages. He is featured on a few dozen albums, including Sierra Hull’s GRAMMY-nominated Weighted Mind, several albums with Darol Anger, and a duo recording of fiddle music with Tatiana Hargreaves. He also currently tours on upright and electric bass with The Milk Carton Kids, and has shared the stage with Béla Fleck, David Grisman, the Seattle and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, and many more. Jodziewicz holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. Described as a “sensitive and imaginative player” by No Depression Magazine, Jodziewicz’ band is a must-watch and must-hear jazz experience.