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Greta Matassa Quintet at Seattle Jazz Fellowship

Courtesy of Paul Rauch | Posted on March 20, 2024


Seattle Jazz Fellowship
105 South Main St, #109
Seattle, WA

Greta Matassa Quintet at Seattle Jazz Fellowship


Fri, April 5, 2024
7:30 pm

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Let me repeat a statement I have made many times on these pages- Greta Matassa is the finest jazz singer to rise from Seattle since the great Ernestine Anderson. Here, she is given two nights to dig into her vast songbook and show us all the subtle variances of her style and musical grace. Whether singing standards straight up, or improvising without lyrics to a challenging array of tunes, Matassa has mastered her instrument in a wonderfully natural and unforced way. The intimate vibe of the Fellowship will make attending both nights a recommended pleasure. 

Matassa carries with her, a band with tenure that features bassist Clipper Anderson, pianist David Joyner and drummer Mark Ivester. Tenor saxophonist Alexey Nikolaev is the band’s second lead voice, offering strong, melodic playing that compliments Matassa’s style perfectly. ...

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