Critically acclaimed artist Charleene Closshey makes her highly anticipated vocal debut with the 2011 release of 'Smile'. Combining cabaret scores with a true jazz sensibility, Charleene's vocals soar above the haunting melodies of beloved classics including 'Nature Boy' and title track 'Smile', regularly juxtaposing her gossamer soprano tones with her equally sensual earthy timbre. Charleene is a Performing Artist in the truest sense of the description - a working actor, a classically trained vocalist who performs jazz and rock, a producer for both film and live stage events, and a world-class violinist... As a classically trained violinist, Charleene's unique musical style emerges as an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, pop, blues, and swinging fiddle. She has shared the stage with such artists as Josh Groban, Charlie Daniels, TransSiberian Orchestra and Frank Sinatra, Jr., and played on numerous albums for artists in Nashville and the Southeast US. Charleene continues to be a sought-after vocalist who performs in a variety of Pop and Broadway-style musicals, concerts, and cabarets. With a distinctive vocal range, Charleene is seamless in her ability to transition from classical to character voices, creating a memorable musical experience that delights audiences. As a classical vocalist, Charleene performed operas and musical recitals in Rome, Italy with the Operafestival di Roma. As a cabaret performer, Charleene has delighted audiences with her jazz sensibilities across the country, from New York to Hollywood. An award-winning actress, Charleene has appeared in films, both independent and studio major motion pictures. Currently, she is in post-production for a short film entitled The Fifth World, where she produced, starred, and is composing the original musical score for this spiritual action thriller. Socially aware and involved, Charleene supports local, regional and national charities, especially around the topics of Domestic Violence and Animal Advocacy, giving back to those communities who gave so much to her.