Courage

Courage – the ability to do something that frightens one. I just finished another great night hosting at Cafe Koi’s Thursday Night Jazz n’ More Open Mic, and was inspired to write this post. I am continuously in awe of all the incredible people who show up every Thursday and get up on stage.  I…

My Trip to Mongolia 2015

Most people say…”Where is Mongolia?”  and I honestly didn’t really know either, but I knew that I was on my way there to sing at the Giant Steppes Jazz Festival, so I figured I should probably find out lol. With two weeks notice, I was on a plane headed to a foreign country I didn’t…

Calgary singer off to jazz festival in Mongolia

Deanne Matley will be heading off to a place with a thriving jazz scene. It isn’t New York. It isn’t Los Angeles. It isn’t Paris. It’s Mongolia. The Calgary-based jazz singer, who performs with the Prime Time Big Band, will be heading to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 1-8 for the Giant Steppes Jazz Festival. “The piano…