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Matthew Rybicki, bassist and author of Ray BrownLegendary Jazz Bassist, is now
offering an educational clinic based on the book!
Browns work as a double
bassist was incomparable,
and a new book of
transcriptions from Hal
Leonard pays tribute to him.
Ray Brown Legendary Jazz
Bassist features 18 full
transcriptions, photos,
performance notes and a
forward by contemporary jazz
virtuoso Christian McBride.
Full Songs Include:

Autumn in New York

Custard Puff
Days of Wine and Roses
Easy Does It
Gravy Waltz
Have You Met Miss Jones?
How High the Moon
Im an Old Cowhand
Im Glad There Is You
Killer Joe
Love Is Here to Stay
Mack the Knife
Minor Mystery
Moten Swing
Night Train
Sometimes Im Happy
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
Tune Up
Up There

CONTACT: Matthew Rybicki, 24 West 117th Street, 3Q, New York, NY 10026
cell: 917.804.7819

Rays Ideas
The Tools and Tricks of Ray Brown
presented by author Matthew Rybicki
In this 60-minute session, Matthew will
demonstrate several unique devices that
students can quickly apply and adapt to
their own playing.
Using notation samples, audio samples,
and live playing, Matthew will lead the
group in exploring the variety of
techniques that helped to make Ray
Brown so important to jazz fans and
musicians all over the world.
Topics include:
Spinning the Wheels
Painting in 10ths
The E Bomb
Drop It Like Its Hot
Double-Stop Blues Stank
and more!

CONTACT: Matthew Rybicki, 424 West 117th Street, #3Q, New York, NY 10026
cell: 917.804.7819
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Matthew Rybicki has performed with
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ernie
Watts, Laurence Hobgood, Hilary Kole, Wycliffe Gordon, Ted
Rosenthal, Mark Gould, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Fleming, Terell
Stafford, Winard Harper, Mark Whitfield, Victor Goines and Marcus
Printup. 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 Qatar, to Taiwan. Rybicki maintains
an active performing schedule, working with his own ensembles
and with many accomplished colleagues and mentors such as
Lew Tabackin, Lewis Nash, Dan Nimmer, Oscar Perez, Christian
Sands, Gerald Clayton, David Berger, and Charenee Wade.

About Matthew Rybicki

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 Services for People with Disabilities. In addition,
Rybicki was a program coordinator for Midori and Friends and has
led musical workshops at both The Whitney Museum of American
Art and The Guggenheim, where he designed and presented
educational performances that incorporate jazz with fine art.
He has also authored books for Hal Leonard Publications
including Ray Brown: Legendary Jazz Bassist and co-authored
the Goldmine Series for Bass, both of which were released in
Driven, Matthews debut recording released in 2009, allowed
him to formally be acknowledged on the jazz scene as a
performer and composer of note. Recording with jazz greats
Ron Blake, Freddie Hendrix, Gerald Clayton, and Ulysses
Owens, he was able to capture innovative and sophisticated
performances of newly created original works that maintain
close ties to the history of jazz.
Matthew received his Artist Diploma graduate degree from The
Juilliard School in 2004 and his Bachelor of Music from Berklee
College of Music in 1995.

CONTACT: Matthew Rybicki,24 West 117th Street, 3Q New York, NY 10026

cell: 917.804.7819

A Small Sample of Some Devices Explored

Painting in Tenths

Have You Met Miss Jones - We Get Requests (Oscar Peterson) Trio)

Double Stop Blues Stank

The Days of Wine and Roses - Black Orpheus (Ray Brown Trio)

Make It Greezy
Sometimes Im Happy - Oscar Peterson Live from Chicago

CONTACT: Matthew Rybicki, 24 West 117th Street, #3Q, New York, NY 10026
cell: 917.804.7819

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CONTACT: Matthew Rybicki, 24 West 117th Street, #3Q, New York, NY 10026
cell: 917.804.7819