Matthias Lupri Group with MyronWalden / Donny McCaslin Summer Tour


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“…beautifully balanced as a gyroscope... music smartly conceived fully realized…if you find a more ambitious and intriguing album this year, tell me.” Neil Tesser -Miles Ahead Chicago Radio

Matthias Lupri Group Summer '05 Tour

June 21 Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Cultural Centre
June 22 Buehler Hall, Gretna, Manitoba
June 23 Calgary Jazz Fest,Playhouse Vertigo Theatre
June 24 Edmonton Yardbird Suite Festival
June 25 Victoria Jazz Festival downtown main stage
June 25 Victoria Jazz Festival Herman's
June 26 Vancouver Jazz Festival GasTown mainstage
June 26 Vancouver Jazz Festival The Cellar
July 1 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival & CBC
July 3 Ottawa Jazz Festival, National Library
July 4 Montreal Jazz Festival, General Motors Stage
July 10 North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands
July 23 Mt Gretna Jazz, Pa
July 30 Baltimore, Museum
Aug 7,8,9 NYC, Record 5th CD

On tour of Canada, Europe and US, and releasing a new project with his group and adventurous electronic trumpeter Cuong Vu(Pat Metheny) and Mark Turner, modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri and group with Myron Walden and Donny McCaslin, will be performing new music and also music from the latest CD release new CD “Transition Sonic" on “Summit Records - DCD 337"

Matthias Lupri - vibraphone, Myron Walden, Donny McCaslin, Jason Hunter - saxophones, Nate Radley - guitar, Evan Gregor, Thomson Kneeland - acoustic bass, Jordan Perlson - drums

“Lupri, a migrant from rock drums to jazz vibes, plays fast, loose, and at the top of his game" Fred Bouchard, Down Beat, Dec '03

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Catching Up With Matthias Lupri

After a coast to coast tour of the Canadian Jazz Festivals and US dates summer 2002, modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri returned in the fall with his 3rd CD of original modern compositions entitled “Same Time Twice" on “Summit Records - DCD 337"

“Lupri and company forge a decidedly progressive path on this splendid disc of well crafted originals" Bill Milkowski - JazzTimes

Acclaimed Saxophonist Myron Walden has albums out on the NYC Records and Fresh Sound labels and is a member of the Brian Blade Fellowship (Blue Note). Lupri and Walden were both recently picked in the Down Beat critic's poll as rising artists. Grammy nominated saxophonist Donny McCaslin has albums out on Arabesque records and has performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Tom Harrell, John Pattitucci, Billy Hart, Gil Evans Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra,

A follow up to “Same Time Twice" (with Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson) “Shadow of the Vibe" (George Garzone) and debut “Window Up Window Down", “Transition Sonic" is original jazz with the sweet sounds of the vibraphone and the fresh modern forward thinking players of today's NYC jazz scene; Nate Radley guitar, Thomson Kneeland acoustic bass and Jordan Perlson drums.

“I find the Matthias Lupri Group exciting and refreshing..... “ Jack De Johnette

Music will also be from Lupri's past CD Shadow of the Vibe with George Garzone (Chartmaker Jazz CMG5060).

“Lupri's third album, the splendid Same Time Twice, offers a brace of fresh originals that have an open, now feel” Zan Stewart- Liner Notes

“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 with Greg Osby, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Greg Hutchinson, Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Ian Froman, George Garzone, Jeff Ballard, Rick Margitza, Cuong Vu ...and at festivals in Atlanta, Ottawa, Minneapolis, Providence, Boston, Montreal, Clearwater Florida… Thanks to Vic Firth Mallets, K&K Sound and the Canada Council for support.

“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.cduniverse.com"or www.amazon.com or www.jazzpromo.com,

AAJ - John Kelman
Same Time Twice ˆ AAJ ˆ Publishers Pick
Shadow of the Vibe - AAJ - Glen Astarita
Shadow of the Vibe - AAJ - Don Williamson,
Same Time Twice - AMG ˆPaula Edelstein

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