About Ethan Jodziewicz

A major new instrumental voice.
— Rounder Records
He is quite the phenomenal musician.
— Darol Anger
We’ve all heard bass players take a stab at fiddle tunes... devising creative ways to reduce them to an arrangement that can fit with the difficulties of the bass... But Ethan plays them fully realized, as smoothly as Kenny Baker ever pulled a bow.
— Bluegrass Today

A musician first and foremost, Ethan Jodziewicz fully embodies the notion that nearly anything is possible on the bass. His zeal, musical omnivorousness, and technical ability 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.

An in-demand ensemble player, Ethan spends much of his time traveling the world, and has played the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, A Prairie Home Companion, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and hundreds of others. 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.

Ethan leads The Ethan Jodziewicz Group, which explores his original fusion jazz compositions and free improvisation. He also currently tours with The Milk Carton Kids, following four years on the road with mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull. Previously he enjoyed four years in Mr. Sun (feat. Darol Anger), and several years performing with singer/songrwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Chopak. He has also shared the stage with Béla Fleck, David Grisman, Tony Trischka, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Turtle Island Quartet, Howard Levy, Time for Three, the Seattle and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, and many more.

Ethan holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. He currently lives in Nashville, TN.


...a sensitive and imaginative player...
— No Depression
...beautiful and technically impressive solos...
— The Columbus Dispatch
...some great arco bass by Jodziewicz... If you’re a bass fan you have to hear Jodziewicz’s work...
— The Lonesome Road Review