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:
Thursday, Jan 24 -Main and Hopewell, 2 Hopewell Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. 7pm
Friday, Jan 25 Ė Cornelia St Jazz Club, Cornelia St, West Village, NYC, NY, 9 pm
Saturday, Jan 26 Ė The Colony - 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY, 4 pm
Matthias Lupri Ė vibraphone, Rick MargitzaĖ saxophones, Nate RadleyĖ guitar, Thomson Kneeland Ė bass, Ian FromanĖ drums
Special guest 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.
New music will be from Matthiasí 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 June 2002.
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. Lupriís 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 protťgť 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
Lupriís CDís are available at all major record stores or can ordered online through his website at www.matthiaslupri.com", or www.amazon.com".
Shadow of the Vibe" - AAJ - Don Williamson,
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