Carolena Matus
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  • Olympia, WA
  • United States
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Music Gear Insurance

Everyone needs to insure their gear whether it be your ax, an amp or a whole PA System. Who has recommendations for the best pro music gear insurance company? What companies should we avoid? Wade in and make your suggestions!See More
Feb 24, 2012
Carolena Matus updated their profile
Dec 30, 2011
Carolena Matus commented on Ghalib Ghallab's event JAZZ on the LAKE in Concert GHALIB GHALLAB
"Hi, Ghalib: I won't be able to make your concert, because I'm up in Washington State and the commute is too long. (LOL) However, I did call my best friend in Las Vegas and told her about it. She will be attending with her grandkids. You…"
May 26, 2010
Carolena Matus left a comment for Taaltantra
"Thank you for the friendship request. It's lovely to meet you. :O) Hugs, Carolena"
Mar 6, 2010
Carolena Matus left a comment for Mike Smith
"Hi, Mike! It's been a very looooong time. The last time I saw you was in Vegas, playing for Frank, Jr. at the Boulder Station. I believe it was in either '97 or '98. I moved to WA State in September of '98 and lost touch with…"
Dec 6, 2009
Carolena Matus left a comment for Ghalib Ghallab
"Hi, Ghalib: Join the Music Gear Insurance group and start the discussion there; that's the purpose of the group! Hugs, Carolena"
Nov 8, 2009
Ghalib Ghallab left a comment for Carolena Matus
"Carolena, Can you send me some info about what insurance plans that your i contact with?"
Oct 18, 2009
Carolena Matus joined Jaijai Jackson's group

Washington State Jazz Network

Those from the state of Washington have a home here to share, connect, collaborate and mentor.
Jul 27, 2009

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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 ...

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Carolena has been strongly influenced by multiple exceptionally talented jazz musicians who are dear close friends, primary of whom is her cherished and beloved Joe Baque (superlative master pianist), 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.

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At 5:16pm on October 18, 2009, Ghalib Ghallab said…
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:
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.
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.

At 7:41pm on December 5, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Thank you for joining the Jazz Network!
Have an awesome week!
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!


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