PODCAST: Matthew Rybicki '95
Bassist Matthew Rybicki '95 has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Fleming, Mark Whitfield, and a host of other jazz luminaries on storied stages like the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note, and at festivals from Italy to Taiwan.
Rybicki taught the inaugural bass course in the Essentially Ellington Band Director Academy at Jazz at Lincoln Center and served as musical director for Jazz in the Schools and Lincoln Center's Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities. His musical workshops at the Whitney Museum were included in their acclaimed Romare Bearden exhibition.
His debut album, Driven, includes performances by jazz greats Ron Blake, Freddie Hendrix, Gerald Clayton, and Ulysses Owens, and showcases Rybicki's compositions.