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Mathieu Aupitre, better known by his stage name “Mateo”, is a french saxophonist, arranger and vocalist currently part of the Playing For Change Band.
His style is mostly influenced by Latin music, Soul and Jazz.

From a musicians family, Mateo chose the saxophone at 12 years old and had a classical teaching. Then he learned jazz by himself and entered the jazz departments of different conservatories: Agen, Montpellier and Toulouse, where he graduated in 2007.

During his studies he collaborated with various projects and artists from the Toulouse’s scene, leading him to perform in many venues and festivals – Jazz In Marciac, Jazz Sur Son 31, Tempo Latino… He also attended master classes with Kenny Garret, Rick Margizza, Eric Barret, Christian “Tonton” Salut, Pierre de Bethmann, Peter Giron, François Theberge

Mateo moved to Barcelona in 2008, and since then has performed with artists such as Carlos Sardui, Alvaro Benavides, Anga “el Indio de la Revé”, Robin Reyes, Kumar Sublevao, Orbe Ortiz, Ray Cuza, Vicenç Solsona (afrocuban jazz / son cubano), Munir Hosnn, Alan Da Sousa, Jurandir Santana, Mark Aanderud, Ramiro Pinheiro (brazilian jazz),”Tula” Tal Ben Ari, Xumo Nunjo, Bino Barros (World music), Mel Seme, Enrico Moreira, Gigi Mc Farlane, Clarence Milton Bekker,(Pop-Soul), Raynald Colom…
His diverse collaborations in brought him to many recording sessions and concerts, principally in Spain and through Europe and Africa.

Since 2016 he is part of the PLAYING FOR CHANGE band, touring regularly across the 5 continents in renowned venues, TV show and festivals like Bluesfest (Byron Bay, Australia), Billboard Awards (Tokyo), Bourbon’s Street Fest, Domingão do Faustão (Sao Paulo), Direct TV Arena (Argentina), The Independant (St Francisco), The Mayan Theatre (Los Angeles),  Jazz Alley (Seattle), Highline Ballroom (New York)…and has performed with THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, James Gadson (MOTOWN), Ellis Hall (TOWER OF POWER), Lee Oskar (WAR), John Densmore (THE DOORS), Vasti Jackson (B.B. KING), OLODUM… 

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Past Concerts

Playing for Change live PLAYING FOR CHANGE BRAZIL TOUR 2018

SUNDAY 09 DECEMBER

CENTRO DE CONVENÇÕES ULYSSES GUIMARÃES

BRASILIA

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SATURDAY 08 DECEMBER

PRAIA DO PEREQUE

ILHABELA

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TUESDAY 04 DECEMBER

BOURBON STREET MUSIC CLUB

SÃO PAULO

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SATURDAY 01 DECEMBER

BOLSHOI PUB, GOIÂNIA

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FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER

CONCHA ACÚSTICA DO TEATRO CASTRO ALVES

SALVADOR

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MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER

DOMINGAO DO FAUSTAO, TV GLOBO

SÃO PAULO

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