Emerging jazz young star Davis Whitfield is joined by brother Mark Whitfield II, with acclaimed bassist Matt Dwonszyk as the Maniacs of The Fourth Dimensions. The group was then joined by acclaimed jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield, father of the Whitfield brothers.
As the son of two musicians, DAVIS WHITFIELD's early years were filled with music. While attending high school, Whitfield was accepted by the Jersey City University Visual and Performing Arts Program and served as the principal pianist in its jazz ensemble for four years. In 2008, Whitfield became the assistant director for the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, writing arrangements and performing weekly at the Jazz Standard in New York City. Whitfield received full scholarships to attend the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop in 2009 and 2010. He also received a scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts in 2011. As a member of the Inna Dudukina Quartet, Whitfield performed in the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France and in the Summer of 2014 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from Berklee College Of Music on a Presidential Scholarship. Whitfield now leads his art collective Maniacs Of The Fourth Dimension in many different areas of creative work, currently focusing on live performances at different venues around the greater NY area.
MARK WHITFIELD JR was introduced into the world of music by his father, guitarist Mark Whitfield, who could tell from an early age Mark Jr was a drummer in the making. Quickly, Mark Jr progressed from airdrums in his walker to sitting in on his father's gigs. Now age 24, and a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Mark is performing around the world while being New York City based. Since moving to NYC, he has recorded with Kenny Garrett on his Grammy nominated album PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY, as well as performed with the likes of Myron Walden,Wallace Roney, Mark Whitfield, and Joe Lovano. Mark is an endorser of Canopus drums.
MATT DWONSZYK is an active NYC bassist, composer, arranger and educator with a Masters in Jazz Performance from Purchase College. Matt Dwonszyk has performed with Steve Davis, Abraham Burton, and Larry Willis. With the Purchase College Big Band, Matt performed at the Blue Note with Terrell Stafford and at Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club with Steve Turre. He was accepted to the 2015 Bosyie Lowery Jazz Living Residency for his original compositions. Growing up in Hartford, CT, Matt’s music education began at the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts and the Artist Collective. He graduated from the Hartt School of Music in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree and from Purchase College in 2015 with a master’s degree, both in jazz performance. He studied with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Todd Coolman and John Faddis. Through the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts, Matt performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in NYC and the Baikal Jazz Festival in Yakutsk, Siberia. He has performed at the NYC Winter Jazz Festival, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Hartford Jazz Festival, New Haven Jazz Festival and the Jazz & Colors Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Matt has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C apart of the VSA International Young Soloists and performs frequently around New York City.