Biography

In the veins of this versatile singer/songwriter flow the rhythms and melodies of her native South America; the excitement of Brazilian samba, the sweet seductiveness of bossa nova, the passion of tango and her love for the exploration of many other musical styles insinuate their way into her music. Anima, Matzner’s first solo album after diving into jazz (released in 2018 under Triplet Records), explores the soft side of her musical soul, filtered through a firm commitment to song writing and a new-found perspective on her South American past, an achievement honored by a recent Global Music Award and which has gathered many great national and international reviews.

Since arriving in Canada, Matzner has collaborated and performed with many accredited artists such as Juno award winners Hilario Duran, Darren Sigesmund, Aleksandar Gajic, Darryl Jahnke, Celso Machado, Salvador Ferreras and Lache Cercel, among many others.

 

Matzner has also performed at numerous national and international music festivals such as The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Sacred Music Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, New Forms Festival, The Victoria Jazz Festival and the Beaches Jazz Festival, among others. She has also performed at various jazz venues in New York, Montreal, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Manila, Tokyo and Toronto.

In 2007 Matzner recorded live for Vancouver’s CBC Radio as part of the Jazz Series and in 2008 she was invited to perform at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference in Toronto alongside many accredited international and national artists.

 

Press release by Rock Paper Scissors

Press release by Rock Paper Scissors