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Singing Straight-ahead, Latin and Original JaZz...

... with some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest!

Visit the Videos page to see Carolena and her musicians in action!

Upcoming Public Gigs

The Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
w/ Bill Anschell (piano)
and Osama Afifi (bass)
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
200 110th Ave., NE
Bellevue, WA  98004

Please visit Carolena's Calendar page for additional upcoming public performances.

PLEASE NOTE:  Private events are NOT reflected on the calendar.  Please use the Contact Artist page to inquire about open dates and booking Carolena for your special event.

Tunes - with John Stowell, guitar

Offering Online Voice Lessons

Technology makes it possible for Carolena to teach students from all over the world via the platform Zoom in real time.


What is necessary is a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, an external mic (unless your computer is equipped with a good one) and Voila!  External speakers for your computer are likewise helpful.  Then you can enjoy the benefits of private voice lessons in the comfort of your own home.

Voice Studio Gift Certificates

Voice lessons make the Perfect Gift for friends and loved ones!  Purchase your Gift Certificates today and give the gift of song.

The exquisite poem below was written by Eric Miller in response to the following video posted in this article.  I was so taken by the beauty of the poem that I simply had to share it and the author with the world.  All spelling and formatting are specifically as the author has written them with no alterations.  It is my first blog offering to start off the New Year.


jazz singer
she's decorated
in black
to deliver
a speech
to a
that hangs
on every word
she sways
to the soul
the tree
autumn leaf
the wind
outstretched arms
on melody
she sings
the accompaniment
champagne glasses
the rush
of waiters
passing by
trays laden
with houvre d'oeuvre
the masses
a steady
she notices
around her
as much
as they
lost in
her song
and they
in theirs

by Eric Jay Miller
© November 2013