The Art of the Duo – Part 2
Continuing on the theme of our first concert, The Art of the Duo, Part 2 features Seattle based vocalist Greta Matassa teaming up for the first time in a duo setting with SMP artistic director, guitarist Ed Dunsavage. Both Greta and Ed will be performing at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party in Newport Oregon the next day and they will be exploring the creative possibilities of the duo in this intimate setting at Paschal Winery in Talent.
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 honored with a lifetime achievement 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 eight 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.
“One of the best jazz vocalists we have to boast about these days.”
~ John Clayton
“Greta Matasa is the consummate Jazz vocalist of modern times. Storytelling. Scat. Phrasing. Improvisation. Connection. A voice full of colours and textures with a strong sensibility in delivery.”
~ Dee Daniels
“Her scatting is as confident, nimble an energetic as Ella’s and her phrasing is hip like Nancy Wilson’s”
~ Earshot Jazz
“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