Early songwriting influences include many singer-songwriters from the 70's as well as the rich jazz voicings from traditional Big Band & Latin jazz.
Karen is a singer-songwriter who has been performing in the GTA for a number of years as a solo artist, as well as fronting her own jazz trio & singing with the Russ Little Band.
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.
In 2014, her album, “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 in front of a live audience.