"Matassa's performance was a marvel of virtuosity."—Los Angeles Times
GRETA MATASSAis 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, New Orleans and LA, 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 with many notable jazz musicians including:John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Houston Person, Russell Malone, Mike Stern, Tamir Hendelman, Bruce Forman, 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 is a regular clinician at jazz festivals internationaly.
"Boppish, snappy and conversational" —Downbeat
"One of the best jazz vocalists we have to boast about these days." —John Clayton
"Worldly, gentle, bold, dynamic, Favorites From a Long Walk is a gift for the heart. Greta Matassa is one of America's finest singers, and stands firmly among the best in today's jazz." —Jazz Review
"Greta Matassa moves from triumph to triumph." —Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times
" She can give Ms. Streisand a run for it! —Seattle times
"Matassa is a Seattle treasure." —Seattle Times
"Her scatting is as confident, nimble an energetic as Ella's and her phrasing is hip like Nancy Wilson's" —Earshot Jazz