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…

The Great Gatsby Party

Loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings…The Great Gatsby set in the early 1920’s.  The Great Gatsby, a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a portrait of the “Jazz Age” or  the “Roaring Twenties” I had no idea the movie has been done now four times, with the most recent one…

Big voice coming to Portage

Deanna Matley will perform at the Concert in The Park series this week Deanne Matley is not afraid to sing big. The Calgary-based jazz singer will bring her big voice and eclectic musical tastes to this Thursday’s Concert in The Park event where she will belt out such hits as “I’ve Got You Under My…

All aboard SFO

Sitting in the yyc airport waiting for my flight, thought I should share my convo with the customs agent. Agent: What do you do? Me: I’m a musician Agent: Really?? What do you play? Me: My vocal cords Agent: Oh…well where do you work? Me: Um..concerts, weddings, clubs, corporate Agent: Oh..do you have anything to…