Canadian vocalist Deanne Matley has many superpowers. Trained as a jazz vocalist, she brings a sensual style, a stunning emotional range, and a deep connection with her audience to everything she sings. She’s made a name for herself across Canada and beyond with her dynamic, knock ‘em dead performances with combos of all sizes and albums ranging from standards to pop Christmas favourites.
Deanne, a flexible performer with an eclectic repertoire in both English and French, has wowed audiences at clubs and festivals in Canada, France, and even Mongolia. She’s shared the stage with jazz greats including Larry Koonse, Bryan Lynch, Matt Catingub, Tommy Banks and Al Kay, has been featured in Downbeat magazine and is a featured artist on ICI Musique (CBC Quebec). In her hometown of Calgary, she was a 2019 YYC Music Award nominee for “Female Artist of the Year” and 2020 nominee for “Jazz Recording of the Year” for the YYC Music Awards. She sings with groups including her own Deanne Matley Quartet in Montreal, Calgary, and Europe.
Deanne’s latest album, Because I Loved, an emotion-driven combination of original songs and heartfelt jazz and pop covers, reached #6 on the Canadian national jazz charts.
“Deanne is what the world is waiting for.” Ranee Lee, renowned Canadian jazz vocalist
“Deanne Matley has it all: unerring pitch, great time, beautiful phrasing, and the ability to get inside a lyric and deliver a compelling story. She’s destined for great things. ” Larry Koonse, LA jazz guitarist