“Northwest Jazz vocalist of the year 2021!
Award-winning, Hall of Fame Jazz Vocalist Greta Matassa has a new group these days and is featured in many of the areas best jazz clubs and concert venues. The group consists of guitarist Brian Monroney, bassist Clipper Anderson, Mark Ivester on drums and Alexey Nikolaev on Sax.
The new group features all new material and arrangements with a contemporary jazz bent. Although the songs may be new, there are classics such as George Shearing, Bill Evans, Chick Corea and Dave Brubeck. As well as jazz interpretations of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Brazilian composers as well.
As always Greta’s concerts also feature tunes from her 11 recordings and many of the classic jazz standards as well”.
Footage of recent shows..
Review: Paul Rauch, Seattle Jazz Scene
“Let’s make one thing very clear–in terms of pure instrument, Greta Matassa is the premier jazz singer in Seattle–it ain’t even close. In fact, she is one of the top jazz vocal stylists on the planet, and we Seattleites are the fortunate recipients of her decision to remain in Seattle and be one of “ours.” Her range, mastery of spontaneous composition, and willingness to dive into new ideas is unfathomable and formidable. As we like to point out, she is the greatest jazz singer to come out of the Emerald City since the great Ernestine Anderson.” Paul Rauch https://seattlejazzscene.com