Calgary Singer Deanne Matley is one of the busiest vocalists around. Well versed in jazz, RnB, pop, musical theatre and a capella musical styles, she performs regularly with a duo, trio and combo, and is the vocalist for Prime Time Big Band.
Among her career highlights are representing the National Jazz Summit in a concert at the 100th Calgary Stampede, performing at the Calgary and Sylvan Lake jazz festivals, duetting with Tommy Banks, and being featured as the musical entertainment on CBC Radio’s The Homestretch for their food bank fundraising Blitz Day show.
At the beginning of 2014, Deanne collaborated with the highly respected, critically acclaimed Los Angeles jazz guitarist and educator Larry Koonse, to record their debut album, Can't Help Falling. Her first CD, Stealin’ Blue, recorded live with pianist Bruce Petherick, enjoyed top 10 jazz play in cities across Canada. It was followed by an EP, chillin’ and fillin’, which placed in the top 10 jazz albums on CJSW Radio and brought her new fans worldwide. In December 2013, Deanne released Get in the Mood, a Christmas album that quickly charted top 25 on CJSW Radio.
Having studied jazz at the Banff Centre, the Berklee College of Music, and privately in New York City, Deanne was honoured and thrilled to receive the 2013 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship award which enabled her to attend the Stanford Jazz Institute.
A strong believer that personal success is coupled with encouraging the success of others, she has opened up performing opportunities at several Calgary venues, organized four women-in-jazz concerts to raise donations for charity, and initiated a scholarship fund with the Calgary Arts Academy to help students with their school fees.
Location: Calgary, AB
- Deanne Matley