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Mikaela “Mikki” Carlton

Mikaela “Mikki” Carlton
Program Assistant & Office Manager
(202) 800-8854

Mikaela "Mikki" Carlton attributes her love of music to the Saturday afternoon parties her parents threw at their home in the Trinidad community of Northeast DC. Born into a family of working musicians, Mikki began training in the performing arts many years ago under the tutelage of Cecilia Machado, notable Panamanian classical voice teacher and aunt. 

Mikki brings to the DC Jazz Fest team a varied background including music marketing for film and television as former Strategic Music Placement & Production specialist for Discovery Communications, and is currently a songwriter and producer for the House Studio DC production team. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Music - Business with a Minor in Vocal Jazz from Howard University, Mikki hopes to foster opportunities to provide high-quality jazz programming to the public, to galvanize the local music industry, and to educate and uplift the people of her beloved hometown, Washington, DC.