Carolena Matus
  • Female
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Carolena Mátus Quintet "Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That" from Carolena Matus on Vimeo.

Carolena Mátus Quintet "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) Recorded Live at Resonance at Soma Towers, Bellevue, WA (2017)
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Where are you located?
Washington State
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Vocalist, Educator
Tell us a little about your background...

Carolena Mátus is a classically trained singer, with over 30 years of vocal experience, who spent the majority of her career living and performing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Making her first public appearance as a soloist at 7 years of age (piano and voice duo), she later went on to begin her formal vocal training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at the age of 13.

In childhood, Carolena developed a passion for big band JaZz due to her father's influence and while she was exposed to other genre's, her love of the standards stayed with her. Although her formative training and experience was based in opera, classical and musical theatre, in the mid-1980's she was introduced, through a friend and former band member, to Frank Sinatra, Jr. and her love of JaZz was reborn anew ...

For full artist's bio, please visit:
www.CarolenaMatus.com

Carolena has been strongly influenced by multiple exceptionally talented jazz musicians who are dear close friends, primary of whom is her primary pianist Randy Halberstadt, past accompanist Joe Baque (piano), as well as: Bobby Scann (trombone), John Stowell (guitar), Archie LeCoque (former lead trombone, Stan Kenton Orchestra), Herbie Phillips (trumpet / flugelhorn / arranger, unfortunately now deceased), the great Carl Fontana (trombone, unfortunately now deceased) and last, but certainly not least, Frank Sinatra, Jr., as it was he who re-introduced her to jazz.

When not busy performing she teaches in the Carolena Mátus Voice Studio, lending her 30+ year vocal expertise to beginning students in private sessions, encouraging their talent and musical self-confidence to grow in a safe, supportive environment. She also teaches singers with more experience who have either hit plateau's or who have sustained vocal injury due to lack of proper training, including actively performing professional singer/musician's in a variety of genre's.

For private lesson information, please e-mail:
PrivateVoiceLessons@Live.com

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I did a search on Ning Networks for JaZz and was happy to find you!
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http://www.CarolenaMatus.com
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At 5:16pm on October 18, 2009, Ghalib Ghallab said…
Carolena,
Can you send me some info about what insurance plans that your i contact with?
At 12:35pm on July 17, 2009, Thomas Hultén said…
Thanks for adding me! I'm releasing a jazz trombone album in the fall. You can listen to some of my previous recordings here:
http://www.thomashulten.com/category/music/
At 12:37am on December 10, 2008, Enrico Galetta said…
Hey thank you for add me and for your nice comment.
It's a pleasure to be here and be part of your friends list.
Have a nice week.
Enrico
At 10:20am on December 6, 2008, ross schneider said…
Thanx, and wishing you the same! Ross
At 11:42pm on December 5, 2008, Chuck Fesperman said…
Thanks and welcome to the Network. Wishing you the best also during this holiday season. Stay in touch.

Chuck
At 7:41pm on December 5, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome
Thank you for joining the Jazz Network!
Have an awesome week!
Luiz
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At 1:27pm on December 4, 2008, Judy Rafat said…
Hi Jazzcanary,
Welcome here to Jazz Network, can we see a icture of you?
Have a wonderfull time here with so many great musicians!
Judy

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