Matra is a percussion-based ensemble that performs original compositions. Matra finds its influences in a wide variety of genres, including jazz, classical, Indian, world, bluegrass, and prog-rock. Matra consists of Andres Crovetti on Vibraphone, Jenny Klukken on Marimba, Ryan Hays on bass, Mathew Solace on drum set, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla.
Matra's performances include events for Minnesota Public Radio's Pop-up Classical, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, MacPhail Center for Music events, touring as MPR's 2015 Class Notes Artists, and a residency at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Lowertown St. Paul.
In May of 2017, Matra released its first full-length album of all originally-composed music. Titled "Matra", this album pushes marginalized instruments into new genres, creating an innovative and fresh perspective. Listen the album on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, or where ever you stream music.