Greta Matassa Quartet on Jazz Northwest, KPLU, January 20
Seattle's busiest singer, Greta Matassa sings all over town from jazz clubs to concert halls, tours internationally, has recorded eight CDs and appeared as guest on many more, and makes time to teach and do clinics and workshops.
Her recent appearance in the Art of Jazz series at the Seattle Art Museum was recorded and an here are some of the highlights. The program ranges from standards to rarities and more contemporary songs by Stevie Wonder and Pat Metheny.
Appearing with her in the Greta Matassa Quartet are Darin Clendenon, piano, Clipper Anderson, bass and Mark Ivester, drums. The concert was part of the Art of Jazz series presented by Earshot Jazz on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The next concert in the series features fluegelhorn player Dmitri Matheny in a Valentine's day concert on February 14. The concerts are free and open to the public in the Brotman Forum at SAM.
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and is heard every Sunday at 2 PM. The program is also streamed simultaneously to an international audience via kplu.org and a podcast is available following the broadcast.