Carolena Mátus JaZz Group

Jazz Trio from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 10 miles

$500 - $10000 per event
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.
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Black Coffee
Paul Francis Webster and Sonny Burke
Day by Day
Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston
Embraceable You
George and Ira Gershwin
Night and Day
Cole Porter
A Time for Love
Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
Since I Fell for You
Buddy Johnson
I Didn't Know About You
Duke Ellington and Bob Russell
It's Only a Paper Moon
Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose
Just Friends
John Klenner and Sam M. Lewis
Then I'll Be Tired of You
Arthur Schwartz and E. Y. Harburg
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols and L.E. Freeman
Remind Me
Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields
Lazy Afternoon
Jerome Moross andGive John Treville Latouche
Why Try to Change Me Now
Cy Coleman
Lionel Newman and Dorcas Cochran
Richard Rogers
I Only Have Eyes for You
Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Willow Weep for Me
Ann Ronell
Stompin' at the Savoy
Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar Sampson
Give Me the Simple Life
Harry Ruby and Rube Bloom
Bronislaw Kaper and Paul Francis Webster
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
Do Nothin' 'til You Hear from Me
Duke Ellington and Bob Russell
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez and James Sherman
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
Cole Porter
Early Autumn
Woody Herman and Ralph Burns
Beautiful Friendship
Donald Khan and Stanley Styne
Isn't It a Pity
George and Ira Gershwin
I Didn't Know What Time it Was
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
The More I See You
Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
The Nearness of You
"Hoagy" Carmichael
Here's That Rainy Day
Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
I'll Take Romance
Ben Oakland
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
David Mann and Bob Hilliard
It Could Happen to You
Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
Slow Hot Wind (Lujon)
Henry Mancini and Norman Gimbel
It Had to Be You
Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon
Close Your Eyes
Bernice Petkere
You Go to My Head
J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
No Moon at All
Redd Evans and David A Mann
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Brooks Bowman
The Lamp is Low
Peter De Rose and Bert Shefter
Gentle Rain
Luiz Bonfá
I Cover the Waterfront
Johnny Green and Edward Heyman
I Thought About You
Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer
Baltimore Oriole
"Hoagy" Carmichael
Speak Low
Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash
I'll Remember April
Gene de Paul and Patricia Johnston
Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach
Claire Fischer
Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard
Autumn Leaves
Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prévert
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Bésame Mucho
Consuelo Velázquez
So Do You (Original Tune)
Bruce Brown
The Music Plays Again (Original Tune)
Bruce Brown
A Bunch of B.S. (Original Tune)
Bruce Brown
Takin' Up Too Much Space (Original Tune)
Bruce Brown
Love Finds You (Original Tune)
Bruce Brown
Brigas Nunca Mais
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Until It's Time for You to Go
Buffy Sainte-Marie
I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter
Jazz Trio
Jazz Quartet
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bachelor Parties
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Please note Carolena Mátus JaZz Group will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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