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Kilgore, Matassa to perform at Lake Theater

Jazz vocalists are part of Music Monday concert series


SUBMTITED PHOTOS:  - Rebecca Kilgore

Northwest jazz vocalists Greta Matassa and Rebecca Kilgore will be appearing together in a special performance Oct. 26 at Lake Theater and Café, 106 N. State St. in Lake Oswego. The concert is part of the Music Monday series presented by Dean Mueller and Ripping Glass Entertainment.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to the performance are $20 and can be purchased online at laketheatercafe.com/#music-Mondays.

Portland vocalist Rebecca Kilgore is known for her inspiring interpretations of the Great American Songbook, her easy sense of swing and her light-hearted approach to the lyric. She has recorded more than 40 CDs and has collaborated with notable artists such as Dave Frishberg, Harry Allen, Randy Porter, Dan Barrett and Bucky and John Pizzarelli. She appears frequently on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, has sung on “Prairie Home Companion” and has performed at the Mable Mercer Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinsgtein.

Greta Matassa

With her soaring scat, unflinching rhythmic sensibility and broad versatility, Greta Matassa has been described by the Seattle Times as “a powerful, distinctive vocalist; seemingly limitless as to what jazz form she can master.”

A recent inductee into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame, Matassa has played with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Spectrum Dance Theater, at Dizzy’s Club at the Lincoln Center in New York City, with Teatro ZinZXanni and as part of the Rising Stars Foundation concert series in Los Angeles. She has released 10 critically-acclaimed CDs to date and has performed in Russia, Japan and Singapore. Matassa is also highly regarded as teacher and clinician and has served on the faculty for Jazz Camp West, Drayton Harbor Jazz Festival and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.

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