“Grandma” is the debut release of Oregon Music Hall of Fame College Scholarship recipient Joseph Matveyenko. Produced in Los Angeles by Riley Geare (of Unknown Mortal Orchestra), the EP brings a tasteful blend of retro-soul and contemporary RnB. With the inspiration of moving in with his grandma for college, this release explores self-discovery and the importance of family.
Hazansky was formed by Joseph after breaking into the Portland music scene as a keyboardist for Salvatore Manalo, opening for Y La Bamba and touring with BESOS, and playing the organ in an African-American church. The EP features Salvatore’s vibrant neo-soul guitar work and also the pentecostal vocals of Andrea Thompson.