Show Producer, Musical Director, Choreographer
Influenced by the sounds of Jazz and R&B greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, and Whitney Houston, Carlene Mitchell’s grace and soulful vocal styling in Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, and other various musical genres, has captivated audiences nationwide for over 25 years.  Perhaps it was her training in classical music in New York that broadened her vision to take her diverse vocal talents to perform with various Jazz bands and Swing Orchestras in renowned locations such as The Helmsley Palace, Sweetwater’s, and The Rainbow Room in New York City, as well as headlining at Peter Scott’s, The Jazz Company at Pleasure Island, and The Westin Grand Bohemian in Orlando.  Carlene has performed in Blues and Motown shows in venues such as The Motown Café and The House of Blues, and has opened for several recording artists such as Ray, Goodman, and Brown; Cuba Gooding, Sr.; and The Delphonics.  Carlene has performed on stage with Michael Bolton, Jessica Simpson, and others. In 1991, Carlene made her recording debut with celebrated French Producer Adrien Dupuy on an album distributed in Paris and abroad.
Aside from headlining in numerous venues as a Jazz and R&B Vocalist performing with her band, as well as solo and duo acts, Carlene is also an Award-Winning Tribute Artist, nationally and internationally recognized for her performance, musical direction, and choreography of tribute shows she has produced and performed nationwide at showrooms, casinos, concerts, and more.  Carlene has received numerous awards at The Reel Awards and The Artist Choice Awards in Las Vegas for her production and performance of “Dreamgirls Tribute”, as well as several awards for her celebrity tributes to Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Natalie Cole.  
Fulfilling her many callings, as an actress, Carlene has toured and performed in numerous musicals, film, and commercials.  Carlene has also been seen on numerous television shows, including The Next Best Thing on ABC Television , The Daily Buzz, and FUSE TV and has been featured in several books and magazines including Copy Cats 2, Fame US, Vegas Rocks Magazine, and Madison Magazine in Australia. As an entertainer, Carlene strongly believes in performing with, not just for, her audience. - “Performing is a conversation with the audience.  We all communicate; we all get involved”.