12.27.2016Solo Record

My new solo record - Múquina - is out today, click on the link to check it out.

11.06.2016November 2016

Hello everyone, some nice shows coming up in NYC. Also a new recording coming out before the end of the year, hooo... stay tuned!

Happy Fall/Winter!

08.12.2016Trio no Hot Clube

25, 26 e 27 há trio no Hot Clube Portugal. De todo o mundo, um dos lugares mais especiais para tocar. Masa Kamaguchi no contrabaixo e João Pereira na bateria. No dia 24, quarta-feira estaremos também no Café Tati.

02.09.2016Pledge To Pre-Order "All The Dreams"

I´m delighted to announce that the Serpa/Matos duo have a new album coming in. It´s called “All The Dreams" and we recorded it throughout last year between the cold snow of New York and the mild summer of Lisbon. We´ve gone as far as mixing the music, and now we want to invite you to make part of this new release.

We teamed up with PledgeMusic so we have a platform for our friends, fans and families, to join us while we complete the final touches on the album. Pledge to Pre-order “All The Dreams" and besides being the first to hear the music once it´s ready, you´ll have access to unique updates, videos, photos, notes, etc.

You´ll be able to follow the next important steps but also taking a peek into what we´ve done so far. You can further extend your participation in the new release through some of the exclusive products we have for you.

We hope you join us in this journey!

Pledge to Pre-Order at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/serpamatos

We´re donating a percentage of our goal to Doctors Without Borders.

Thank you!

Sara and André

01.02.2015January, February, March 2015

Hello and happy 2015 to you all: I am very happy since this first few months of the new year will be nicely busy with a few performances to which I am very looking forward:

Feb 7th, 8pm I will present my band (w/ Sacks, Malaby, Opsvik and Mintz) at the Sound It Out series at Greenwich house music school. It´s a double bill with "2 Miles a Day", co-led by Eivind Opsvik and Jacob Sacks.

Feb 26th Sara Serpa and Andre Matos at Cornelia Street Café. Feat.. Thomas Morgan on bass.

as a sideman:

Jan 15th 6pm at Silvana´s with André Carvalho 5tet

Jan 23rd at Cornelia Street Cafe with Colin Stranahan "Pacemaker" feat. Mark Turner, Pete Rende and Joe Martin.

Jan 27th at Somethin´Jazz Club with André Carvalho 5tet.

Jan 29th, 8pm Sara Serpa´s City Fragmentz, also at the same series at GHMSchool featuring Sara, along with Aubrey Johnson and Sofia Rei, voices, plus Masa Kamaguchi, Tyshawn Sorey and myself in the rhythm section.

Jan 30th at the Jazz Gallery with Colin Stranahan "Pacemaker".

Later in March I will be heading to Portugal to play with my quartet featuring Tony Malaby, Demian Cabaud and André Sousa Machado.

Hope to see you in one of these events.

09.15.2014Gig at Cornelia Street Café - Oct 30th

"Primavera" is coming back to Cornelia Street Café, this time the duo Sara Serpa & André Matos invites wizard keyboardist Pete Rende to join.

04.25.2014Primavera Is Out Today!

"Primavera" is out today! Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. We searched, listened and learned and this is the result. Happy to share this moment with you! Available on Amazon, iTunes etc., but if possible get it from us on CDBaby or Bandcamp (click on the links below).

Buy album here

03.16.2014Sara Serpa & André Matos @ BAM Café

In anticipation of their upcoming release "Primavera", Sara Serpa & André Matos will be presenting new music at BAM Café this coming Saturday March 22nd, 9pm. They will be accompanied by pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Richie Barshay. BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn."

11.19.2013Quartet in December

My Quartet will appear at Cornelia Street Cafe on December 6th, 10pm. It will feature Pete Rende on piano, Eivind Opsvik on bass and master Billy Mintz on drums. We are preceded by the Sara Serpa 5tet feat. Kris Davis, Eivind Opsvik, Tyshawn Sorey and myself. A really exciting night, very much looking forward to that!

09.14.2013Back In NYC!

I´m happy to be back in NYC. This next Thursday September 19th I´ll be at Cornelia Street Cafe with Sara Serpa featuring an amazing rhythm section.

This Fall you can catch me playing standards with Sara every Sunday at Pão (Greenwich St and Spring St) from 2-4:30.

I´m available for TEACHING this Fall. Write to nyguitarnow@gmail.com to book your lesson. Also available through Skype.

Hope to see you soon!

01.23.2013Gig with the 4tet

Next February 6th, I´m very happy to be playing again with the quartet featuring Jacob Sacks on piano, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Billy Mintz on drums. It will be at the Shapeshifter, one of my favourite places in Brooklyn. February 6th at 7:30pm. We´ll be followed by Hush Money and Sara Serpa´s Crossing Oceans. Don´t miss this one!

01.19.2013Lagarto New CD

LAGARTO (Matos/Cabaud/Stranahan) recorded last September and the new CD is ready. Click on the BandCamp link on the lower margin and check it out!

09.12.2012Inner Circle Music Festival

Starts tonight!

André Matos 4tet with Jacob Sacks, Eivind Opsvik and Billy Mintz @ Cornelia Street Cafe. 8:30pm. Followed by Tammy Shaffer sextet.

See the event on facebook!


07.13.2012Tomorrow at Onda Jazz!!

Saturday 14th I play at Onda Jazz (in Lisboa) with a quartet featuring Gonçalo Marques on trumpet, Demian Cabaud on bass and Marcos Cavaleiro on drums. It´ll be a reunion of old friends, and it should be a night of fun music.

Reservations recommended. You can have dinner there.

Arco de Jesus, 7 1100-033 Alfama - Lisboa Ondajazz: +351 21 888 32 42


Coming up on Sunday June 3rd:

...part of The Shapeshifter Grand Opening Celebration Month!!!

-André Matos 4tet with Jacob Sacks, Dave Ambrosio and Billy Mintz
-Frank Carlberg Trio with Matt Pavolka and Richie Barshay
-Sara Serpa 5tet with André Matos, Kris Davis, Aryeh Kobrinsky and Dan Weiss.

Don´t miss this!!! Starts at 7:30pm. $10 Cover.

05.26.2012Nowt At Nite

Now At Nite was a success. Thanks Aryeh Kobrinsky for having us.
Here´s a podcast to listen to the whole thing or individual sets. http://www.nowtatnite.com/podcast

02.22.2012New Videos on Youtube


01.28.2012February is here!

Hi everyone, I´m excited to be in NY and surrounded but a lot of good music, good friends and good food. I ´m about to present a new chapter of my project, for which I´ve been writing new music. The band will include myself on guitar, Aaron Krusiki on reeds, Jacob Sacks on piano, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums. It´s at iBeam, Brooklyn, on February 18th. We´re preceded by Rhododendron.

Two days later, on February 20th, I´ll be performing with the beautiful Sara Serpa and her 5tet at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center as part of Evolving Series curated by Fay Victor. The band is completed by pianist Kris Davis, bassist Aryeh Kobrinsky and drummer Tommy Crane. This band is heading towards an interesting direction. Come check it out.

11.11.2011Lagarto new EP

Lagarto is a new trio featuring André Matos, Demian Cabaud and Colin Stranahan. The self-titled EP is out now. Check it out and become a friend on Facebook.

09.23.2011Tonight: Playing duo with João Guimarães @Union Square Park

Tonight: Playing duo with João Guimarães @Union Square Park 8pm

It is part of the summer series of the new Arte Institute, http://www.arteinstitute.org

08.29.2011Several upcoming gigs announced!!!

I´m about to play in a number of different settings with some of my favourite musicians! Look forward...

04.25.2011Sara Serpa & Akiko Pavolka

This Thursday, at University of The Streets, NYC, a double bill with two of my favorite composers. At 8pm Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusion, feat. Nate Radley, Matt Pavolka and Bill Campbell, at 9:30 Sara Serpa Quintet, featuring Kris Davis, Matt Brewer, Dan Weiss and myself. Come, it will be a very emotional night. Bring your own bottle(s).

03.19.2011Sara Serpa/André Matos Duo

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 20th Akiko Pavolka will be hosting a benefit to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and it's after-effects. We have a really terrific group of musicians lined up, it is a rare treat to see all of these... wonderful people together in one evening. I would love to see as many of you there as possible, please help me to get the word out even if you cannot attend.
All proceeds will be donated directly to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund:


That is an excellent place to donate whether you can attend or not. You can also donate directly through PayPal at http://ibeambrooklyn.com/.

6:00-6:30 Kathleen Potton Harris
6:30-7:00 Magali Souriau Trio with Chris Cheek and Matt Pavolka
7:00-7:30 Sara Serpa & Andre Matos Duo
7:30-8:00 Jen Shyu
8:00-8:30 Kyoko Kitamura
8:30-9:00 Yayoi Ikawa
9:00-9:30 Jesse Stacken, Akiko Sasaki(koto), YUKARI (flute) & Gerald Cleaver (d)
9:30-10:00 Trio This w/George Schuller, Barney McAll & Matt Pavolka
10:00-10:30 Amy Kohn
10:30-11:00 Akiko Pavolka's House Of Illusion with Nate Radley, Matt
Pavolka and Bill Campbell
11:00-11:30 The Four Bags with Michael McGinnis, Jacob Garchik, Sean Moran and Brian Drye

03.16.2011Tour Dates Announced

Sara Serpa Quintet will be playing in Spain and Portugal. Check gig section for info. Make sure you visit saraserpa.com to keep updated about the new album Mobile (out soon in Europe and over the summer in the US).

10.21.2010Australia Tour

Playing these shows in Australia this week w/ Sara Serpa 5tet:

Brisbane Jazz Fest, Powerhouse, Oct 24
Sydney, 505, Oct 28
Wangaratta Jazz Fest, Oct 29 & 30

Next week we´ll be in Perth, shows announced soon....

09.19.2010This Week...

--I´ll be playing duo with Sara at Jordan Hall (Boston) for an event dedicated to master pianist Ran Blake. (Monday 20th 8pm)

--On Tuesday 21st I´ll be with the Sara Serpa Quintet at Cornelia Street Cafe. 8:30pm. It features Kris Davis on piano, Ben Street on bass, Marcus Gilmore on drums and off course, the enchanting Sara Serpa on vocals.

--Wednesday 22nd I´m coming to Douglas Street Music Collective to participate on drummer Tony Falco´s birthday. It should be a great evening of music.

08.31.2010Matos Quartet Plays Quare

We´ll be at Bicaense (Sep 1), Espaço Remy (Sep 2), Maus Hábitos (Sep 3) and Casa da Moagem (Sep 4), playing for you the music of my most recent recording "Quare". Nelson Cascais on bass, Daniele Martini on sax, João Lobo on drums, special guest Sara Serpa on vocals and myself on guitar. Go the GIG section for more details.

07.08.2010Serpa-Matos Duo at Odessa

Sara Serpa & André Matos Duo - At Odessa, Lisboa, a hairdresser close to Lux. Sunday, 11th, 10pm right after the World Cup Final. A rare chance to hear this working project this summer.

07.08.2010Paula Sousa CD Release Concert

Monday 12th of July, 10pm at Museu do Oriente, Lisboa. Paula Sousa is releasing her new CD. It features: Paula Sousa, André Matos, Sara Serpa, Jorge Reis, Afonso Pais, João Paulo, Demian Cabaud & Luis Candeias.

05.24.2010Tonight Sara Serpa 5tet Appearing at Local 269, NYC

Sara Serpa 5tet feat. André Matos, guitar, Frank LoCrasto, rhodes, Ben Street, bass and Adam Cruz, drums.

269 E Houston Street New York City

04.05.2010Matos 4tet at Goodbye Blue Monday

This Thursday April 8th, I´m playing my music with Noah Preminger, Pascal Niggenkemper and Jeff Davis. Come down.
We play at 10pm, before us (at 9pm) you can hear the trio of Noah Preminger, Ben Monder and Jeff Davis.

Goodbye Blue Monday is at 1087 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013 - (718) 453-6343 (Bushwick)

03.23.2010This weekend March 26th and 27th

I´m excited to be playing with the Greg Osby 5 at the Green Mill in Chicago, this coming Friday and Saturday. The band features Greg Osby on alto, myself on guitar, Frank LoCrasto on piano, Joe Lepore on bass and John Davis on drums.

03.01.2010QUARE AVAILABLE NOW (March 2nd)

My new record QUARE is available now at CDBABY.com, Innercirclemusic.net, iTunes and Amazon.

Check out the 1st Review from Midwest Record

ANDRE MATOS/Quare: A definite bag breaker, this worldly Portuguese guitarist likes jazz, all kind of jazz, and he isn't afraid to wear his influences on his sleeve whether they come from nature or forces of nature, like Miles Davis. Not afraid to venture where ever he thinks the sound will take him, Matos opens the ears sprightly and brightly with a sonic assault that can kick ass or caress. Tasty work throughout make this a sure bet of a young lion to keep an ear out for. Well done.

02.21.2010March 21st CD Release of ¨Quare¨ @ Cornelia Street Cafe

André Matos 4 + 2 at Cornelia Street Cafe

We´ll be releasing Quare, my new CD for Inner Circle Music. The band includes Leo Genovese on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass, Ted Poor on drums and special guests vocalist Sara Serpa and saxophonist Noah Preminger.

This concert is also part of the NYC celebration of 40 Years of Jazz at New England Conservatory. Click the All About Jazz link (above) for a full article on this.

01.14.2010André Matos 5tet at Shrine

Jan 29th from 8 to 9pm, I´m playing at this club in Harlem called the Shrine. The band will feature Logan Richardson on alto, Leo Genovese on rhodes, Thomas Morgan on bass and master drummer Mr. Ian Froman!!! Até vai ferver! (go translate).

12.28.2009Mikado Lab Reviewed on NY Times by Ben Ratliff!!!!

12.23.2009Concerto no Hot Clube cancelado

Olá amig@s,

Como já devem saber, o prédio do Hot Clube ardeu. O clube em si (cave) não ardeu, mas ficou bastante danificado pela água dos bombeiros que o inundou. Para além do prejuízo pelos instrumentos, será neste momento impossível usar o clube, por razões de segurança da estrutura do prédio. Esta situação manter-se-á até à data em que o prédio for recuperado... Perde-se assim, espera-se temporariamente, uma casa para muitos musicos e ouvintes. Esta é uma autentica tragédia, e que infelizmente poderia-se-ia prever, dado o estado avançado de degradação do edificio. O senhorio, que é a câmara municipal de lisboa, sabia há muito do que se passava, e foi adiando constantemente uma resolução da situação.

Sendo esta a nossa preocupação e tristeza neste momento, quero-vos avisar que o concerto em duo, meu e da Sara, fica cancelado.

Entretanto desejo-vos boas festas,

André Matos

12.11.2009New Matos videos on Youtube, check it out!

11.01.2009New Album Coming Soon

Hi everyone!

My new album is coming soon on Inner Circle Music. It features new music and the band includes some of my favourite musicians in NY. Stay tuned!

09.08.2009Clip- Hope And Joy

Watch here a clip of a live gig at Festa do Jazz in Lisbon, feat. George Garzone, Demian Cabaud and Alex Frazão.

09.08.2009Sara Serpa at Cornelia Street

September 17th 10pm, come to Cornelia Street to hear vocalist Sara Serpa´s 5tet feat. Andre Matos, Kris Davis, John Hebert and Tommy Crane. I´m excited to play this gig!

09.08.2009New Recording Coming Up Soon

A new recording will be out soon. It has new music and there´s new directions, dimensions and sounds that I haven´t explored before. It features Leo Genovese on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass, Ted Poor on drums and special guests Sara Serpa, voice and Noah Preminger on tenor sax.

06.04.2009Andre Matos Trio + George Garzone

Sabado, 27 de Junho, 22:30 na Sala Principal da Festa do Jazz no Teatro Sao Luiz, Lisboa,
Andre Matos Trio ( com Demian Cabaud e Alexandre Frazao) + George Garzone.

June 27th (10:30pm) at Festa do Jazz in Sao Luiz Hall, in Lisbon,
Andre Matos Trio + George Garzone

06.04.2009Recording New Music

A new project I have is going to the studio soon. It is my first "New York" band, and it includes George Garzone, Thomas Morgan, Ted Poor, Sara Serpa and Leo Genovese.
More details to come soon...

02.05.2009Cornelia St Cafe

I´ll be playing with Sara Serpa 5tet at Cornelia St Cafe, this next Sunday Feb 8th at 9pm. It´s a great band with Sara Serpa, voice, Vardan Ovsepian, piano, Chris Tordini, bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums.

If you´re in NY come by!!!

11.24.2008Review at ALL ABOUT JAZZ by Phil Di Pietro

(...)Andre Matos, at 27, is the latest young guitarist to take aim at the international jazz scene from the strategic port of Lisbon and its effervescent Tone of a Pitch imprint. Like his labelmates, Matos is a free thinker. He combines modern jazz with the attitude, mood and tinge of modern rock and creates what could be termed "alternative" jazz, but not the kind that manipulates Nirvana covers. Both in writing and execution, Matos takes more than literal ownership of his alternative. (...)

To read it all go to:


11.21.2008Time Out Review of "Rosa-Shock" (Lisbon Version)

Time Out Review (Lisbon) of "ROSA-SHOCK"

"Guitarist Andre Matos' second album presents a trio with bass (Demian Cabaud) and drums (Alexandre Frazao, once more showing great skills and taste), which is added in some tunes by vocalist Sara Serpa and in others by pianist Albert Sanz. We are left with two trio tracks. One of them, "Rosa-Shock", is probably the best tune of this CD, and make us wish there was more space for the trio.

Matos makes inventive and criterious use of effects in order to create different ambients. The compositions, although they are linked by the same aesthetics, wisely avoid monotony. We particulary recommend "Lisboa for Beginners", which begins with an impressionistic and moody fog, and ends filled with sunlight. This would be a good fit on the iPods of whoever likes to wonder around this city."

09.11.2008Novo álbum / New Record

The new record "Rosa-Shock" is out!

It features Sara Serpa, Albert Sanz, Demian Cabaud and Alex Frazão.

Buy it on www.toapmusic.com or at a record store near you.