This singer-songwriter has been performing in the GTA for a number of years primarily as a solo artist. Karen started playing piano at 12 and by the age of 15 she was writing and performing in local coffee houses. Her father was a part-time drummer and singer who’s repertoire included all of the Big Band favourites and crooners of the 40’s which greatly influenced Karen’s musical styling and writing.
As a child of the 70’s, there are some folk and soul influences in her songwriting as well as the jazz voicing she learned from the standards.
Over the years Karen has fronted her own Jazz Trio, R&B band and sang with the Russ Little Big Band, recorded jingles and back up for other artists.
Karen continues to write and perform, her 2015 release “Rain Down on Me” was nominated for a Hamilton Music Award for “Jazz Recording of the Year” Most recent release “Live at the Old Firehall” was recorded live 2016 in front of a live audience.