Portuguese native André Matos plays the guitar since the age of nine. He was then interested in the pop-rock bands of the moment and of the past, and soon developed a deep love for the Blues of Muddy Waters, BB King or Albert King. From there, he leaped into some of the jazz records his parents had at home.
Matos emigrated to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory having had the chance to study with Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, Danilo Perez, Brad Shepik, Hal Crook and Jerry Bergonzi, among others.

He has five albums as a leader: Small Worlds (FSNT), 2005, Rosa-Shock (TOAP), 2008, Quare (INCM, 2010), Lagarto (2012) and his most recent solo guitar project Múquina (Robalo, 2016). A new solo recording is on the works for 2018.
Additionally, Matos co-led a duo with singer and composer Sara Serpa, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, Primavera (INCM, 2014) and All The Dreams (Sunnyside Records, 2016).

A New York resident since 2008, Matos has been presenting his music in the city through projects who have included Tony Malaby, Billy Mintz, Jacob Sacks, Leo Genovese, Thomas Morgan, and others. He has also collaborated with projects that cover a wide range of style, having toured the US, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Europe.

“The music of André Matos is often pretty damn enchanting (…) Just gorgeous." Bird is The Worm in praise of Múquina, 2016

“It’s hard to think of a guitarist in any style, especially jazz, who makes more masterful use of space than Matos, his melodies minimalistic yet rich."  Lucid Culture in praise of All The Dreams (Sara Serpa and André Matos

̈Mr. Matos advances a pointedly contemporary air ̈. Nate Chinen, The New York Times about Quare (2010)

“The Portuguese jazz guitarist André Matos has a beautiful new self-released album, “Lagarto", which highlights his capacity for fluid lyricism." Nate Chinen, The New York Times