FEB 201824

PDX Jazz Fest…Greta Matassa & Friends Wilfs Restaurant & Bar at Union Station

DOORS OPEN: 5:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 7:00 pm

Online tickets-sales for this show are closed at this time. If tickets are provided at the door, arrive at the venue before the show.

Venue Information

Wilfs Restaurant & Bar at Union Station

800 NW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209

Description

PDX Jazz Fest…Greta Matassa & Friends

February 24th, 2018

Doors Open: 5:00pm
Event Begins: 7:00pm

Venue Website: http://www.wilfsrestaurant.com

In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins wide acclaim; four times, the readers of Earshot, the Seattle jazz magazine, have voted her the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest. Jim Wilke, the Seattle jazz maven and host of the syndicated "Jazz After Hours" radio program, praises her versatility. "She has a fearlessness in approaching material,” Wilke says, "that makes her like an instrumentalist in a jam session.” Seattle Times critic Misha Berson described Matassa as a vocal chameleon who "can sound husky or crisp, ebullient or wailing, girlish or jaded.” Matassa displays all of those aspects of her talent in this live recording made at Bake's Place, a small club in Redmond, across Lake Washington from Seattle.

Matassa's fascination with songs began early. Her family moved frequently when she was small, but by the time she entered middle school, they had settled on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, opposite Seattle. This is what she said about her childhood: "Growing up, my parents were big jazz fans and we had a lot of jazz music around the house. They were happy to encourage my interest in music. My father is a visual artist, and we used to spend hours talking about abstract expressionism and how that related to jazz.

Tickets Non Refundable

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