Deanne, a native Calgarian, is a versatile singer with extensive experience in jazz, r&b, pop, musical theatre and a capella musical styles. The Calgary singer performs regularly with a duo, trio, combo and is thrilled to be the vocalist for the Prime Time Big Band. Among her career highlights are representing the National Jazz Summit in a concert at the 100th Calgary Stampede, performing in the Heritage Park Music in the Plaza series, singing at the Calgary and Sylvan Lake jazz festivals and performing alongside special guests of the Prime Time Big Band, including a show with trumpet master Marvin Stamm, who said to her, “You have a beautiful instrument.”
Her first CD, Stealin’ Blue, recorded live with musical partner Bruce Petherick, enjoyed top 10 jazz play in cities across Canada, and her latest studio EP, chillin’ and fillin’, is reaching appreciative listeners around the world. A strong believer that personal success is coupled with encouraging the success of others, she has opened up performing opportunities across Calgary, organized three women in jazz concerts that raised funds for charity, and initiated a scholarship fund with the Calgary Arts Academy to help children with their school fees.
Matley has studied jazz at the Banff Centre, the Berklee College of Music, and privately, most recently with Marion Cowings in New York City. She is honoured and grateful to have received The 2013 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship award which was used to attend the Stanford Vocal Jazz Institute in San Francisco. Deanne continues to perform at various venues in and around Calgary. You can access more information about Deanne by visiting her website www.deannematley.com