May 24 Cornelia St Jazz Club, NYC (w/RickMargitza-Miles Davis)
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(w/Mark Turner)
June 29 - Vancouver Jazz Festival 9pm(w/Mark Turner)
July 10 - Halifax Jazz Festival (w/Rick Margitza)
Aug 24 - Berkshire Jazz Festival, Ma (w/Fellipe Salles)
New record with Kurt Rosenwinkel (g), Mark Turner (sax), Reuben Rogers (b) and Gregory Hutchinson (dr) will be released in October 2002.
Latest CD "Shadow of the Vibe" with George Garzone
(Chartmaker Jazz CMG5060)
Saxophonist Rick Margitza played 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.
Born in Germany, Matthias 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'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 recent performances include the Boston MIX Festival at Foxboro Stadium, Litchfield Festival, Boston Globe Festival, Knitting Factory in
NYC, Top of the Senator in Toronto and CBC Montreal.