Live, high quality music is fun and entertaining – as well as the perfect element to add that special touch of class and elegance to your event. In the background of every great party are excellent musicians. It's not coincidence that both vocal and instrumental musicians are called “artists,” for the language with which they communicate stirs within us the intangible, touching our souls and lifting our hearts.
The Carolena Mátus JaZz Group is live jazz - the only original American art form. JaZz is a word which evokes any number of definitions: The exquisite pairing of Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong, the bebop of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the bossa nova grooves of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the romantic moods of Johnny Hartman, the rhythmic creativity of Anita O'Day or the rich emotive lyric interpretation of Carmen McRae.
The Carolena Mátus JaZz Group will tastefully supply the aural ambience for your event. Perhaps you would like to relax with the melancholy ballad "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," liven up the evening with the Latin feel of "Brigas Nunca Mais," get things swinging with "It Had to Be You" or move your feet to an original composition. The Carolena Mátus JaZz Group can adapt to a great variety of situations from background music to full concert mode and even dancing to swing or those heart-melting cheek-to-cheek ballads.
We work closely with you to make certain you have just the right music to make your event a huge success! Let us know what you're interested in and we'll work with you to supply the right mood and instruments to satisfy your musical taste.
Comprised of the top "A List" jazz musicians in Seattle and beyond, the Carolena Mátus JaZz Group is completely customizable. Whether you are looking for a voice and instrument duo, trio, quartet or band, we will bring you high quality professional entertainment. The Carolena Mátus JaZz Group, creatively serving your entertainment needs in a manner consistent with artistry, excellence and pure enjoyment!
Carolena Mátus is a classically trained singer and jazz artist, who spent the majority of her career living and performing in Las Vegas, NV, the Entertainment Capital of the World. Her distinctive vocal quality, exceptional pitch and ear, combined with her artistic lyric interpretation and phrasing set her apart as a vocal musician of excellence.
Randy Halberstadt has been a major figure on the Pacific Northwest JaZz scene for many years. A multi-dimensional pianist, he is equally at home playing bebop, Latin and a host of other JaZz genres. He has performed with many JaZz luminaries, as well as appearing at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
John Stowell (when available) is an internationally renowned JaZz guitarist, composer, clinician and recording artist, whose unique, masterful playing style is loved and respected by both fans and fellow musicians the world over.
The Carolena Mátus JaZz Group is rounded out by multiple combinations of instruments played by some of the finest "A List" musicians the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Upright bass is most definitely included. However, we can also add a variety of horns and/or drums and we will reach into our array of musicians to accommodate your musical desires.
For a full artist's bio, please Google "Carolena Matus" and visit the artist's website.