Formed in 2018, Chico Matada Quartet came together on the streets of Helsinki’s live music circuit, where musicians come together to jam and play with their bands. This is where Chico met Sami Jaakkola, Nikita Naberukhin, and Héctor Lepe, and together they are part of the Helsinki’s growing music scene.
The bands music is drawn from a mix of influences ranging from traditional and contemporary African rhythms, to Nordic sounds and Jazz related music. The live show displays their unique approach to perform music with complex structures and fine use of improvisation, yet easy to listen and enjoyable for every music fan.
In August 2018 they performed their debut concert at Caisa music Hall, which had a positive feedback from the audience present at the venue, and they look forward to play more concerts in other venues.
In August 2018 they performed their debut concert at Caisa music Hall, and currently Chico is writing new music for the quartet to be performed on the band's coming concerts.