ABOUT

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, James Kakande (Pop-Soul)…
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 movement, touring regularly across the 5 continents in renowned venues and festivals: Bluesfest (Byron Bay, Australia), Billboard Awards (Tokyo), Bourbon’s Street Fest (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)…

Mateo is currently working on his first album as composer and bandleader.

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Next Events

USA:

June 7: Playing For Change Band Live (Denver, CO)

June 8: PFC Band live at GoPro Mountains of Music (Vail, CO)

June 8: PFC Band live at GoPro Mountains of Music (Vail, CO)

 

BARCELONA:

April 15: Larissa Antunes (OD Hotel)

April 18: Hugo Soares Band (El Bahia)

April 20: Papa Orbe Ortiz y su conjunto (Harlem Jazz Club)

April 22: James Kakande (Lulu)

April 25 & 26: Integrasons (Centro Civic Casa Groga)

April 26: James Kakande (Luis Bar)

April 29: James Kakande (LULU)

May 1: James Kakande (Private Event)

May 6, 13, 20: James Kakande (LULU)

May 18: James Kakande (GUZZO)

May 27: James Kakande (Private Event)

May 31: Integrasons (Caixa Forum)

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