Matthias Lupri Group w/Felipe Salles

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 Felipe Salles:

Matthias Lupri vibraphone, Felipe Salles saxophones, Nate Radley guitar, Thomson Kneeland bass, Luther Gray drums

Friday, Aug 23 - Acton Jazz Club, Acton, Ma
Saturday, Aug 24 - Berkshire Jazz Festival, Ma

Saxophonist Felipe Salles latest CD on "Fresh Sound New Talent "is "Further South".

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 Redman/Dianne Reeves band) Keep an eye and ear out for this CD October 2002 on "Summit Records " Pre-release copies available at Festivals and Summit Site.

The group recently returned from a successful coast to coast tour of the Canadian Jazz Festivals with Rick Margitza and Mark Turner in the saxophone chair. See some pictures from the Vancouver Jazz Festival.

"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 include a coast to coast tour of the Canadian Jazz Festivals, 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 "", or "" or "",


"Shadow of the Vibe" - AAJ - Glen Astarita

"Shadow of the Vibe" - AAJ - Don Williamson

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Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Matthias Lupri Group
  • Event Date: Aug 23 and 24, 2002
  • Subtitle: Berkshire Jazz Festival/ Acton Jazz Club
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