Yaniel Matos Quartet

Yaniel Matos Quartet

 Carapicuíba, São Paulo, BRA
BandJazzLatin

Yaniel Matos Quartet is based in an acoustic foundation where the dialogue between Cello, voice, piano, guitar, acoustic bass and drums produces a Latin jazz /pop that brings the music to another level.

Biography

Yaniel Matos had his first contact with music through his family. At 8 began to study cello and piano at Conservatorio Estevan Sala, in Santiago de Cuba till 1994, when he moved to Havana to study Composition. He graduated at Instituto Superior de Artes with Harold Gramatges e Jose Loyola. He played with Chucho Valdes, Issac Delgado, Orlando Valles Maraca, among others, having done several internacional tours. He moved to Sao Paulo in 2000 and became a member of the Department of Popupar Music at Escola Superior de Música da Faculdade Cantareiraresponsible for the piano related courses. In 2003 he founded Mani Padme Trio, with Ricardo Mosca e Du Moreira, and recorded “Um dia de chuva” which is on the label of Red Records, Italy. In 2008 Matos created a “Cuba Jazz Plus”, a quintet of contemporary jazz formed by Cuban jazz musicians. He released his first solo albun in 2008, “En Movimiento”. In 2014 he releases his new album “La Mirada” where he finds in the notes and words the closeness that binds him to both cultures, Cuban and Brazilian.