About Ethan Jodziewicz


Nashville-based bassist Ethan Jodziewicz (pronounced "yo-JEH-vits") thrives in performances and collaborations that combine traditional and contemporary elements, technical virtuosity with simplicity and passion. A rising star on the new acoustic music scene who brings his love of improvisation, chamber music, jazz, American fiddle traditions, and funk to the upright bass, he has been inspiring audiences with music that is fresh, exciting, and without boundaries.

An in-demand ensemble player, Ethan performs at festivals and concert halls across North America including Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He tours in a duo with mandolinist/vocalist Sierra Hull, and is the featured-artist on her GRAMMY-nominated 2016 Rounder Records release Weighted Mind. He also performs with Mr. Sun feat. Darol Anger, and his duo Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves. Ethan has appeared on stage with musicians and ensembles including Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, David Grisman, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Alison Brown, Aoife O'Donovan, Turtle Island Quartet, Howard Levy, Michael Daves, Willie Watson, Time for Three, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Seattle and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, and many more.

Ethan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. He currently lives in Nashville, TN.

He is quite the phenomenal musician.
— Darol Anger
...beautiful and technically impressive solos...
— The Columbus Dispatch
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 sensitive and imaginative player...
— No Depression