Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

Bronek Suchanek

Artist Faculty in Double Bass
Bronek Suchanek

Office Location

Corthell Hall



Academic Degrees

  • MA,Music Academy in Katowice. Poland


Trained at a conservatory in his native country of Poland, Bronek performed throughout Europe, including such venues as the Montreux and North Sea (Holland) jazz festivals. After studying at conservatories in Poland and Sweden, and performing with major American jazz artists such as Don Cherry, Thad Jones, Roland Hannah, Mel Lewis, and Mal Waldron, Bronek immigrated to America. Since his arrival in Boston, he has become one of the most sought-after bassists in New England.

Bronek recently participated in the Winter Jazz festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland where he was recognized as a member of the first professional jazz ensemble established there 45 years ago. He also performed this past winter with the Artie Shaw Orchestra on their Jazz Cruise from Barcelona to Miami, and locally with the Joe Hunt Trio

During the 2012-2013 season of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Bronek accompanied artists Katherine Chi, piano; Alexander Schimpf, piano; Diane McVey, soprano, and Michael Ludwig, violin. The orchestra performed music of John Corigliano, Edward Elgar, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, G. F. Handel, F. Schubert, and F. J. Haydn.

Bronek performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the New Bedford Symphony in New Bedford and in the Sanders Theatre in Boston. In February of 2017 he played in Istanbul, Turkey with Oriental Wind Orchestra under the direction of the legendary Turkish drummer, Okay Temiz. 

Most recently in March, 2018, Bronek performed with the Bronek Suchanek Trio at the Jazz Nad Odra festival in Wroclaw, Poland. At the festival he was presented with the silver "Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis" by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland for his distinguished contributions to Polish culture and national heritage. 

April 2017