Canadian Tour - Matthias Lupri Group w/Rick Margitza & Mark Turner


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Modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri will be performing new music and music from his latest CD “Shadow of the Vibe". with George Garzone (Chartmaker Jazz CMG5060) with his quintet and saxophonist Rick Margitza/Mark Turner.

Matthias Lupri – vibraphone, Rick Margitza/Mark Turner– saxophones, Nate Radley– guitar, Thomson Kneeland – bass,Barry Romberg– drums

June 20 - Calgary Jazz Festival (w/RickMargitza)
June 21 - Edmonton Jazz Festival (w/RickMargitza)
June 22 - Edmonton Jazz Festival (w/RickMargitza)
June 24 - Toronto Jazz Festival (w/RickMargitza)
June 25 - Toronto Jazz Festival (w/RickMargitza)
June 26 - Medicine Hat Jazz Festival (w/RickMargitza)
June 28 - Victoria Jazz Festival (w/Mark Turner)
June 29 - Vancouver Jazz Festival 3:45 Festival Hall (w/Mark Turner)
June 29 - Vancouver Jazz Festival 9pm The Cellar (w/Mark Turner)
July 10 - Halifax Jazz Festival (w/Rick Margitza)
Aug 23 - Acton Jazz Club, Acton, Ma (w/Felipe Salles)
Aug 24 - Berkshire Jazz Festival, Ma (w/Felipe Salles)

Saxophonist Rick Margitza toured and recorded with Miles Davis and has many records as leader on the Blue Note, Palmetto and Challenge labels. His latest is “Memento" (“Palmetto Records") with Scott Coley, Brian Blade and Mulgrew Miller.

Saxophonist Mark Turner's latest CD on (“Warner Bros.") “Dharma Days" finds the post-bop tenor-saxophonist at his creative peak, playing strikingly original music with warmth and constant creativity. His compositions feature quirky and unpredictable but logical melodies, close interplay by the leader with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Nasheet Waits, and a fresh new musical vocabulary.

New music will be from Matthias’ 3rd CD recently recorded in New York with Kurt Rosenwinkel(g), Mark Turner (s), Reuben Rogers (b) and Gregory Hutchinson(dr).(Latter two of Joshua Redmans band) Keep an eye and ear out for this CD October 2002 on Summit Records. Pre-release copies available at Festivals.

“Vibist Lupri's second album “Shadow of the Vibe" is an absolute jewel..." Larry Nai - Cadence, July 2000

“Lupri emerges as a another musician living up to his considerable potential... on this well -conceived cleanly executed program that comprises Lupri's own attractive compositions." Neil Tesser, Jazziz, Feb 2000

Born in Germany, Lupri grew up in Kansas and Alberta, Canada. He studied drums and began playing professionally as a teenager in blues, rock and country music bands, including Juno winner George Fox. In his early 20's, while studying music in college, he became fascinated with jazz vibraphone music from listening to a recording of the legendary Gary Burton. Lupri recollects, “It totally changed my whole approach to music. For the next five years, while I was still on the road with rock bands, I would practice my vibes every day in my hotel room." Having found a new musical expression with the vibes, he enrolled at the “Berklee College of Music"in Boston to study with his mentor Gary Burton. Lupri’s debut CD “Window Up Window Down" (Chartmaker Jazz PDP1020) and “Shadow of the Vibe" both charted in the Top 40 Gavin and Top 15 CMJ Jazz Charts and #7 Chart Magazine Canada. Recent performances include the Litchfield Jazz Festival, MIX Festival at Foxboro Stadium, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Quincy Festival, Knitting Factory in NYC, Top of the Senator in Toronto and CBC Montreal.

“Look out for promising young vibraphonist Matthias Lupri, a protégé of Gary Burton." -Jazz For Dummies

“An enjoyable slice of advanced modern Jazz."- Al Merritt, UK Jazz London, Jazz Now

“ Lupri hits hard on the solos, and comps with warm glow when George Garzone steps out. On “Investion" the power is scary..." - John Barrett -- JazzUSA

Lupri’s CD’s are available at all major record stores or can ordered online through his website at “www.matthiaslupri.com", or “www.amazon.com" or “www.jazzpromo.com",

“Shadow of the Vibe" - AAJ - Don Williamson,

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