Greta Matassa Vocals
Darin Clendenin – Piano
Clipper Aderson – Bass
Talented Vocalist Greta Matassa performs with pianist Darin Clendenin and bassist Clipper Aderson. These three jazz artists from the pacific northwest will play the Great American Song Book and Jazz favorites.
Jazz vocalist and educator, Greta Matassa, will perform Great American Songbook standards, and jazz favorites with her trio from the Pacific Northwest, that includes pianist Darin Clendenin, and bassist Clipper Anderson. Greta Matassa was Voted 7 times by Seattle’s “Earshot” jazz magazine as best jazz vocalist in the Northwest, and in 2014, Greta was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall Of Fame.
Greta has a fearless approach to performing music, and is a virtuoso marvel, one of today’s best jazz vocalist and instrumentalist. Greta has performed for over 40 years in L.A., Chicago, N.Y., and was featured with bassist John Clayton’s group in a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Greta has 11 recordings as a leader, and is one of the most respected educators today. Greta is an active teacher, gives workshops, and has students from Seattle to Japan, from Alaska to Kauai, and from Chicago to N.Y.. Greta is a vocal master of any jazz form, and sings with a powerful and distinctive voice. Greta’s style is boppish, snappy, conversational, worldly, gentle, bold, dynamic, soulful, and soul-filled. Greta scat sings with confidence, and is nimble, energetic, and hip. A consummate jazz singer, Greta has a great sound and sense of swing, and when delivering a lyric, connects with her audiences. Greta goes deep into the heart of a song with an irresistible feeling and an ear for the sound of surprise. Greta’s chameleon like voice can sound husky, crisp, ebullient, wailing, girlish and jaded.
Greta hits the highest riffs, and belts down to the darkest tones. Greta sings sad to joyous, delicate to strong, creatively develops the song, and imaginatively improvises a tune that is inspiring. Greta has performed
at Dizzy’s Club in N.Y., and toured in Russia, Singapore, Hawaii, and Japan. Greta is a Pocket Diva, Groove Queen, and the real deal. You can hear hints of great singers in her unique voice, like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday, Nancy Wilson, Cleo Laine, Barbra Streisand, and Janis Joplin. Greta Matassa is one today’s finest Jazz singers.
Pianist Darin Clendenin is one of the finest pianists and keyboard artists in the Pacific Northwest. Fluent in numerous styles of music, Darin interprets old classics, jazz standards, classical, and modern works with an enchanting effect. Darin has performed at over a dozen jazz festivals around the country and internationally, and has worked with jazz artists Nancy King, Ernestine Anderson, Leroy Vinneger, Mel Brown, Ron Steen, and opened for Herbie Hancock. Darin has one recording as a leader and played on several artists’ recordings. Darin is active as a performer in the Pacific Northwest music scene.
Clipper Anderson is one of the leading bassists in the Northwest. Clipper plays all styles of music on both the acoustic and electric basses, is a composer, studio musician, vocalist and educator. Clipper studied classical and
jazz bass at the University of Montana, and has appeared on 5 of Greta Matassa’s CD recordings. Clipper has worked with jazz artists Michael Brecker, Dave Samuels, Peter Erskine, Bruce Forman, Tamir Hendelman, Bob Mintzer, Lou Soloff, Bucky Pizzarelli, Benny Golson, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Woods, and Buddy DeFranco. Clipper has played at jazz festivals throughout the Northwest and Canada, and has been a featured guest artist at the Buddy DeFranco/University of Montana Jazz Festival, and the Port Townsend Jazz Festival. Clipper teaches jazz bass studies at Pacific Lutheran University, has made 2 recordings as leader, and appeared on numerous recordings for the Origin record label.