Greta's Latest Recording
Several years in the making, vocalist Greta Matassa’s 6th recording for Origin is a loving assemblage of her quintet’s best material in recent years. A documentation of the work she and her wonderful band have developed on stage over countless performances, and dedicated to her late father James Goehle. A painter and jazz lover, Goehle’s faith in and enthusiastic support of his daughter’s talents as a teen, inspired and sustained her career in music. The painting on the cover is his portrait of Greta’s mother. Greta has been a dominate fixture on Northwest stages for decades and with more recent touring, including sold out dates at New York’s Dizzy’s Club, and tours of Russia, Singapore, Hawaii, and Japan, Greta’s sound is continually reaching new audiences. “Greta Matassa…Soulful…Soul filled…Pocket Diva…Groove Queen…Scats like nobody’s business! She is the real deal, baby!” —Carmen Bradford
“Matassa’s performance was a marvel of virtuosity.”
– LOS ANGELES TIMES
In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins wide acclaim; 7 times, the readers of Earshot, the Seattle jazz magazine, have voted her the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest.
She was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. Jim Wilke, the Seattle jazz maven and host of the syndicated “Jazz After Hours” radio program, praises her versatility. “She has a fearlessness in approaching material,” Wilke says, “that makes her like an instrumentalist in a jam session.”
Bassist and producer John Clayton says “One of the best jazz singers we have to boast about these days.”
Her 40 year career has been a whirlwind of exciting opportunities and experiences. Over the last 20 years she has become established as one of the greatest jazz singers of her time. Working with top jazz musicians in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. In 2016 She was featured with bassist John Clayton’s group in a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
As a professional singer for 40 years, I share those years of bandstand experience with my students!
There are lots of ways to learn!