Because I Loved

Deanne Matley - Because I Loved CD
May 8, 2018
Deanne Matley
Producer: Jim Doxas | Co-Produced by Jean-Pierre Leduc

“Deanne is what the world is waiting for.” – Ranee Lee, renowned Canadian jazz vocalist

Deanne Matley’s voice and passion for jazz have taken her from her Alberta home to New York, France, Mongolia, and back. She sings standards, her own songs, and an impressive variety of covers with combos large and small, including Calgary’s Prime Time Big Band. Her previous four albums, with songs ranging from jazz standards to pop covers and Christmas favourites, have garnered her Top 10 radio play across Canada and fans around the world. She divides her time between Calgary and Montréal, and is excited that Because I Loved will be launching in both cities.

Canadian jazz vocalist Deanne Matley’s fifth album, Because I Loved, is a tour-de-force, taking the listener on an emotional journey from despair to quiet contentment, with stops at red-hot passion and the excitement of new love along the way. Deanne recruited some of Montréal’s premier jazz talent for the project, including drummer Jim Doxas (who also produced the album), pianist Paul Shrofel, bassist Adrian Vedady, and guest vocalist Ranee Lee.

Because I Loved features four new tunes of Deanne’s to round out a songlist that includes saxophone legend Stanley Turrentine’s “Sugar,” the haunting “Forget Me”(written for the great Shirley Horn), and remarkable covers of songs by Journey (“Open Arms”) and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (“The Wine We Drink”).

Throughout, Deanne shines as a first-rate vocal stylist, deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but unafraid of pushing the envelope. Her seen-it-all authority permeates every cut. “This is an album about love, melancholy, and starting again … about relationships,” says Deanne. “It’s the album I’ve always dreamed of making,” www.becauseiloved.com



Deanne Matley – Vocals/Voix
Ranee Lee – Guest Vocals/Chanteuse Invitée
Paul Shrofel – Piano & Keyboards/Piano & Claviers
Adrian Vedady – Bass/Contrebasse
Jim Doxas – Drums/Batterie
Steve Raegele – Guitar/Guitare
Kiko – Percussion
Al McLean – Saxophone
Andy King – Trumpet/Trompette
Jean-Nicolas Trottier – Trombone
Kate Bevan-Baker – Violin/Violon
Kate Maloney – Violin/Violon
Jennifer Thiessen – Viola/Alto
Thomas Beard – Cello/Violoncelle


  • Produced by Jim Doxas
  • Co-Produced and A&R by Jean-Pierre Leduc
  • Recorded by George Doxas at Boutique de Son, Montréal, QC
  • Mixed by Jim & George Doxas
  • Mastered by Guy Hebert at Karisma Mastering, Montréal, QC
  • Musical Arrangements by Paul Shrofel & Deanne Matley
  • Photos by Kelley Matley
  • Graphic Design by Jai Benteau
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