Sang Matiz is a band from the San Francisco Bay Area that honors the gorgeous sounds of Flamenco and Latin America. The band has fused many elements of the traditional Rumba Flamenca along with South American rhythms, Bossa Nova, Reggae and Jazz to present a fresh new sound.
The name Sang Matiz is the combination of two words: Sang, meaning "blood" in French and Matiz, meaning "harmonious mixture" in Spanish, together meaning "blood mix," representing the different bloodlines of its musicians as well as their experiences in life and, most importantly, music. Above all, Sang Matiz is a cultural expression, an exciting new sound full of passion, energy, love and wild creativity.
Yuriza Jared, rhythm guitar and vocals
Yuri, the very talented and natural born composer, singer and rhythm guitar player, is Peruvian and of German descent, having acquired different styles and rhythms through South America and Europe. Song writer Yuri has played multiple instruments since she was 5 years old and played among different famous Peruvian musicians. She started fully composing around age 9 and has been influenced by different types of music having toured through South America and Europe.
Eddie Cabezas, lead guitar
Eddie, on lead guitar, was born in Peru too, and has a background in rock, pop, blues and classical guitar. He has lived in California since 1992, perfecting his new style with Flamenco and Latin guitar.
Tony Gutierrez, congas, bongo and percussion
Tony on congas, bongos and percussion is from Puerto Rico, raised in New York, but has made his home in California for some time now, adding that Latin/Salsa "Sabor" to the mix.
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