Named “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” six times in the past 15 years by Seattle’s jazz magazine,Earshot, Greta Matassa is increasingly recognized as a unique voice in jazz. With hints of Ella, Sarah, Billie and Carmen, her talents have been lauded as “worldly and dynamic.” The Seattle Times has proclaimed Greta a “Seattle treasure” and wrote that “She can give Ms. Streisand a run for it!”
Matassa’s fascination with songs began early, growing up with parents who were big jazz fans and had a lot of jazz music around the house. “I really liked the music from the thirties and forties…early Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday,” she said. “I used to listen to a lot of Fred Astaire, a lot of Frank Sinatra. I never took lessons.”
Greta has released eight CDs in her career, including “I Wanna be Loved” on Resonance Records, which remained on the national jazz charts for radio airplay for three months.
For more information and tickets see San Juan Community Theatre box office.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 10, 8:00 p.m.
Location: San Juan Community Theatre