Nuances presents
Louis Matute

CH

Guitar, compositions

Louis Matute won the music prize of the Collège Claparède in 2013. He joined Vinz Vonlanthen's class at the AMR and entered the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne the following year, where he was a student of Francis Coletta for two years, then attended the classes of Wolfgang Muthspiel and Lionel Loueke at Jazzcampus Basel. In 2016, Louis was selected as a Swiss artist by the HEMU to play at the Switzerland Meets Brazil festival in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, organized by the Montreux Jazz Festival on the occasion of the festival's 50th anniversary.

Eclectic musician, he is a sideman for several projects with different styles, including Gaspard Sommer (neosoul) and Phasm (modern jazz). These collaborations have allowed him to perform on renowned Swiss stages such as the AMR, Chorus Jazz Club, Cully Jazz, Jazz Onze+, Montreux Jazz, Label Suisse and to share the stage with exceptional musicians such as Nicolas Folmer, Nguyen Lê, Matthieu Michel or Ben Van Gelder.

He leads his own quartet with which he released two albums in 2018 and 2020. In 2019, Louis received the Cully Jazz Festival award for "the quality of the personal project, the professionalism and the potential for development on the Swiss and international scene". Louis has been selected by the director of L'Abri, Rares Donca, to be part of the Artistes Associés à l'Abri - Centre Culturel pour Jeunes Talents - for the 2019 - 2020 season. In October 2019, he is invited by the Swiss Embassy, the French Consulate and the Madajazzcar festival to come and play for a week in Antananarivo during the Madajazzcar festival. He is the winner of the Jazz Contreband competition in October 2019.

In May 2022, Louis Matute prepares to release his new album, Our Folklore, from the Louis Matute Large Ensemble, signing a new album as rhythmic and colorful as it is bewitching and mysterious.

Upcoming concerts
12
Dec
Louis Matute Quartet
20:00 - Salle Pleyel, France (Fr)
Bands
Jazz
Louis Matute Quartet

Louis Matute : guitar, compositions

Léon Phal : tenor saxophone

Virgile Rosselet : double bass

Nathan Vandenbulcke : drums

Louis Matute is one of those young musicians who has an appetite and envy overflowing with energy. Student of Wolfgang Muthspiel and Lionel Loueke, he leads since his twenty years his quartet through the Swiss jazz scenes taking avantage of his experiences and his meetings to feed his musical universe. The group is the result of the work of the guitarist’s compositions supported by three talented musicians, Leon Phal, Virgile Rosselet and Nathan Vandenbulcke. Space, interaction and sound are the essential attributes of the quartet’s music. In June 2019 Louis Matute received the Cully Special Jazz Prize for "the quality of his personal project , his professionalism and the potential of development on the Swiss and international scene.» In October 2019, the band won the Festival Jazz Contreband competition.

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Renaissance
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  • Renaissance

  • Kawira

  • Alfaia

Videos
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Press
Jazz News
« A Latin blues that will steal a smile or draw a tear, so much the compositions overflow of interior landscapes, of elegantly chosen voicings from which an impression is born, a scene, or even a whole world. »
David Koperhant
CultureJazz
« Despite his youth, Louis Matute has already made a name for himself in his native Switzerland, and it is more than likely that he will quickly go beyond the Swiss borders. »
Yves Dorison
Point Break
« If Jules Verne had chosen to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, Louis Matute did it in 12 sounds. »
Ellinor Bogdanic
MUST TSF JAZZ
« A skin-deep guitar with luminous compositions: the Lausanne jazz scene is sending us its new prodigy, haunted by Central America and Brazil, Europe and the Mediterranean. »
David Koperhant
Le Temps
« There is a fragile virtuosity in Louis Matute; this is what distinguishes his voice most clearly. »
Juliette de Banes Gardonne
Tribune de Genève
« Louis Matute is a Geneva-based representative of the electrified guitar. He has been involved in a number of large-scale projects, including his own quartet, which has been honored by Cully Jazz and Jazz Contreband. The sound is impeccable, the balance perfect and the compositions original. »
Fabrice Gottraux
Louis Matute Large Ensemble

Louis Matute : electric guitar & voice

Leon Phal : tenor saxophone

Virgile Rosselet : double bass

Nathan Vandenbulcke : drums

Zacharie Ksyk : trumpet

Andrew Audiger : piano

Louis Matute Large Ensemble is a project born with Our Folklore, Louis Matute's new album, to be released in May. Exploring diverse musical styles, "taking inspiration from vibrations located hundreds or even thousands of kilometers away [...], respecting the codes and values of the paths taken, mixing so that nothing takes over but so that the whole forms a whole", this is the project of this talented group, which they share with us with their new album. Far from proposing a uniform music, it is precisely the particularities of its musicians which make the force of this group, where each one completes himself and brings something precious. It is by this "total cohesion [that] each one can then shine like a soloist when the time comes. To express his culture, the one he brings to the septet. The one he has discovered and assimilated."

(Quotes: S. Veyssière, M. Yzquierdo)

Listen
song cover
Renaissance
00:00
00:00
  • Renaissance

  • Kawira

  • Alfaia

Videos
Photos
Press
Jazz News
« A Latin blues that will steal a smile or draw a tear, so much the compositions overflow of interior landscapes, of elegantly chosen voicings from which an impression is born, a scene, or even a whole world. »
David Koperhant
CultureJazz
« Despite his youth, Louis Matute has already made a name for himself in his native Switzerland, and it is more than likely that he will quickly go beyond the Swiss borders. »
Yves Dorison
Point Break
« If Jules Verne had chosen to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, Louis Matute did it in 12 sounds. »
Ellinor Bogdanic
MUST TSF JAZZ
« A skin-deep guitar with luminous compositions: the Lausanne jazz scene is sending us its new prodigy, haunted by Central America and Brazil, Europe and the Mediterranean. »
David Koperhant
Le Temps
« There is a fragile virtuosity in Louis Matute; this is what distinguishes his voice most clearly. »
Juliette de Banes Gardonne
Tribune de Genève
« Louis Matute is a Geneva-based representative of the electrified guitar. He has been involved in a number of large-scale projects, including his own quartet, which has been honored by Cully Jazz and Jazz Contreband. The sound is impeccable, the balance perfect and the compositions original. »
Fabrice Gottraux