Matthias Lupri, who was born in Germany and grew up in Canada, is becoming a well-known modern jazz vibraphone player. It was a Gary Burton record, that inspired the young Lupri to start playing jazz on the vibraphone. Prior to that he was mainly into rock and folk music, at the time playing - please note – the drums. At the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, where many great jazz artists studied, he had the chance to take classes by Burton, who became his mentor. He helped Lupri developing his own style. Now, nearly ten years later, Lupri has fairly done so and is more and more appreciated as a vibraphonist and as a composer. He made four albums, of which the latest is entitled Transition Sonic (with trumpeter Cuong Vu and saxophonist Mark Turner). And just because Lupri played other styles for so many years before ultimately turning to jazz, his music is now very diverse and rich.