"Matassa's performance was a marvel of virtuosity."—Los Angeles Times
GRETA MATASSA is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today.
She has been voted "Northwest Vocalist of the Year" by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years! She was voted again, Vocalist of the Year in 2014 and honored with a lifetime achievment award and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014.
Greta has been a mainstay on Seattle's Jazz stages for many years and with her recent successful dates at New York's Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center, tours of Russia, Singapore and Hawaii, Japan and New Orleans, Greta's sound is now reaching new audiences. Greta has released 10 CD's on the respected jazz label Origin Records and a DVD live concert with guitarist Mimi Fox. Her latest CD, "I Wanna be Loved" (Resonance Records) was critically acclaimed.
Greta has appeared withmany notable jazz musicians including: John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Houston Person, Russell Malone, Mike Stern, Tamir Hendelman, Bruce Foreman, Josh Nelson,John Pizzerelli, Mike Wofford, Holly Hoffman,David Frishberg, Mimi Fox, Peter Bernstein,
Greta is also a respected and generous teacher. She has been on faculty at Jazz Camp West, Drayton Harbor Jazz Festival and The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. She has a thriving private teaching practice a new CD is coming in 2016. >>read more
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center, New York City; Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Oregon Coast Jazz Party,. Seattle; International Jazz Festival, Moscow, Russia; Rising Star Concert Series, Beverly Hills, CA; Jazz Camp West, La Honda CA, NAMM Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA. All Angels’ Jazz Festivals in Lihui, Kauai and New Orleans, LA; Concerts in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan; Tula's and Bake's Place (both voted among the top 100 jazz clubs in the country!), Seattle; Seattle Opera House, Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, Benaroya Hall, Port Townsend Jazz Festival, Washington Performing Arts Center, Teatro ZinZanni, Bumbershoot, as well as many of the area's smaller performing arts centers and Seattle night clubs. Greta is also one the most respected jazz educators in the country, teaching privately and leading master classes and clinic work with aspiring singers.