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Friday January 5, 2001 at The Acton Jazz Cafe

“Shadow of the Vibe", with George Garzone (Chartmaker Jazz CMG5060) with his quintet in concert on Friday January 5, 2001, 452 The Great Rd (Rt. 2A) Behind the Collage Mall, Acton MA, (978) 263-6161. Showtime 9pm, $10. Performing with Lupri will be Bill Vint (s), Steven Kirby (g), John Lockwood (b), and Miller David Jamrog (d).

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

Matthias also recently recorded new music for his 3rd CD in New York with Kurt Rosenwinkel(g), Mark Turner (s), Reuben Rogers (b) and Gregory Hutchinson(dr). Keep an eye and ear out for this CD in 2001.

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. 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

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