Incorporating a variety of elements from Latin music, Cuban Son, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and Latin Jazz, Matices plays an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music from Latin America.
Since its original formation in Seattle, Washington, Matices Latin Ensemble has performed at festivals, universities and cultural events throughout the Northwest. Matices performs a mix of styles ranging from relaxed ballads and soothing melodies of Andean panpipes to the danceable rhythms of contemporary Cuban music. As an ensemble, they are as comfortable incorporating elements of traditional Latin music into their style as they are Salsa and Latin Jazz.
Freddy Vilches (Chile) provides lead vocals, strings, flutes, and composes Matices’ original material, while Devin Sanders (USA) provides piano and back up vocals. Adrian Baxter (USA) on flute and sax, Nico Vilches (Chile-USA) on keyboards, bass and vocals, Felipe Cartagena (Chile) on Andean flutes, Iván Villalobos (Chile) on Latin American string instruments, and Adalberto Domínguez on Latin percussion and traditional instruments from South America and the Caribbean.