Matthias Bublath's second Album features his latin influenced Compositions. There are two Bands: Ludwig Afonso (drums),Fernando Huergo (bass),Takuya Kuroda (trumpet) and Matthias Bublath (piano). This group plays Afro Cuban and timba oriented music - but there is also room for some funk and r&b...( Mogler, Boogie Waltz) The other band features Franco Pinna (drums), Yulia Musayelyan (flute), Takuya Kuroda (trumpet) and Fernando Huergo (bass). This group is more Brazilian oriented but also explores other folkloric rhythms and odd time signatures. The tunes are melodic, sometimes even pop oriented and the focus is on the groove. Matthias Bublath is a pianist, organist and composer/arranger. He has performed around the globe on many festivals and events such as: Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland),Kora Awards Johannesburg (South Africa) and The Kennedy Center Of The Performing Arts (Washington DC) to name a few. He has toured extensively in the US, Europe and Japan playing piano, organ and keys with his own group and a lot of different bands. Currently he is performing at Jazz Clubs around NYC ( Cornelia Street Cafe, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Smoke and Birdland ) composing and arranging for various ensembles including full orchestra and recording for film and television. Being a versatile keyboardist he is also in full command of the Hammond B3 organ and performs regularly with his organ trio and a bassless funk quartet. Since moving to NYC he has performed with Lenny Picket, Mike Clark Lionel Loueke, Bobby Sanabria, Frank Lacy, Candido Camero, Reuben Wilson and others. Besides his Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Funk influences Matthias is also a specialist for Brazilian and afro-Cuban piano styles and always searching for new ways to play. With his 'Acoustic Trio' a band consisting of piano, flute and percussion he expands into world music combining all kinds of musical influences and creating a unique group sound. His first CD 'Matthias Bublath Band' was released in 2006 and features a piano trio and an organ quartet.