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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

Capital Food and Wine Festival
March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)

and Osama Afifi (bass)
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA  98053

Patriot's Landing Jazz Festival
June 2, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
and Osama Afifi (bass)
Patriot's Landing
1600 Marshall Circle
DuPont, WA  98327

C.I. Shenanigans
August 8, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
3017 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA. 98402


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 Skype, ooVoo and FaceTime 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!  You can enjoy the benefits of private voice lessons in the comfort of your own home.

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


Videos


The Carolena Mátus Group is customizable in regard
to size and instrumentation.  Therefore,
the videos showcased below are:
Quintet, Quartet, Trio and Duo.

My personal thanks to:


Steve Korn of Steve Korn Photography

for his artistic video engineering

~ and ~

Geoff Ott of London Bridge Studio
for his fine audio engineering.

All music videos were filmed live at
Resonance at Soma Towers (2017)


 

Quintet:  Original Tune

"Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That"


Music and Lyrics by Bruce Brown (2000)

Carolena Mátus (Vocals), Randy Halberstadt (Piano), Jay Thomas (Trumpet), Clipper Anderson (Bass), D'Vonne Lewis (Drums)


 

Duo:  Blues

"What's Your Story, Morning Glory?"


Music and Lyrics by Mary Lou Williams (1938)

Carolena Mátus (Vocals), Randy Halberstadt (Piano)


 

Quartet:  Latin JaZz

"Moonlight"


From the remake of the movie "Sabrina" with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond

Music by John Williams, Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Carolena Mátus (Vocals), Randy Halberstadt (Piano), Clipper Anderson (Bass) and D'Vonne Lewis (Drums)


 

Quintet:  Combination Swing | Uptempo
This tune begins with an introductory piano solo.

"Devil May Care"


Music and Lyrics by Rob Dorough and Terrell P. Kirk, Jr. (1956)

Carolena Mátus (Vocals), Randy Halberstadt (Piano), Jay Thomas (Tenor Sax), Clipper Anderson (Bass) and D'Vonne Lewis (Drums)


 

Trio:  Latin JaZz - 1st Half Spanish - 2nd Half English

"Fragilidad" aka "Fragile" by Sting


Carolena Mátus (Vocals), Randy Halberstadt (Piano) and Clipper Anderson (Bass)



 

Voiceover Work

Olympia School District Tech Levy


Commercial for a levy to improve technology and safety for the Olympia School District; voting took place on February 2014. Voice over by Carolena Mátus.