Winner of the 2023 City of Los Angeles Vocalist and Blues Living Legend Award, Karen has also been awarded the Song of the Year sponsored by
West Coast Songwriters
for her haunting ballad
Mirabelle, a two-time recipient of
Music Connection Magazine's
Top 100 Artists, Best of
Los Angeles Women in Music
Award, a winner of the
/Concord Records Award for lyric writing, winner of Best Song by
Los Angeles Songwriter's Co-op
and she is a 3 time winner of Best Performer by West Coast Songwriters. Karen has been honored with 4 world premiers of her music at the
Los Angeles Music Center, and her songs for motion pictures have been singled out by
Magazine and the
Los Angeles Times.
In a wide ranging career, you have heard Karen's singing voice in numerous motion pictures, as well as dozens of TV and radio spots: Karen is the singing voice of
in the Showtime movie
Snow White, she wrote all of the songs for the
Lust In The Dust, and
she has performed on numerous occasions with the
Los Angeles Symphony
Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Karen's award winning choral music is performed and recorded worldwide. In major cities throughout the U.S. as well as 3 countries worldwide, Karen's unique choral work Judah and His Maccabees: A Hanukkah Gospel Story is performed every holiday season, and was premiered and recorded by America's Got Talent finalists Angel City Chorale. 2016 celebrated Karen with a televised performance of Judah and His Maccabees live from the Los Angeles Music Center, accompanied by Dr. Iris Levine's award winning Vox Femina Chorale.
From the U.S. to England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic,
and Australia, Karen has sung at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II and opened for
Stevie Wonder. She was a special guest at the inauguration of the
Steve Allen Theatre
in Hollywood. The Second Annual
Beverly Hills International Chamber Music Festival
honored Karen by featuring her composition as the finale of their concert series, where she was accompanied by an orchestra of child prodigies from around the world.
The Cary Performing Arts Center in Raleigh, North Carolina welcomed Karen as their featured composer in three critically acclaimed concerts. Karen and her music were accompanied by the 125 voice Concert Singers of Cary with the Triangle Chamber Orchestra. She was also joined by her very special guest, Nashville's critically acclaimed Michael Kelsh.
The Odyssey of Mirabelle
is built around her award winning Song of the Year, "Mirabelle." Bringing Mirabelle to the stage, Karen chronicles the adventures, setbacks and triumphs of the endearing Mirabelle through her life's journeys - from teenage years to marriage, raising a family, and ultimately into Mirabelle's golden years. Narrated by ABC's Nashville star Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), this collection of multiple award winning songs is the perfect foundation for the story of The Odyssey of Mirabelle.
2015 marked Karen's debut concert in Mexico with an all-star lineup at the Magic Town Music Festival, where she debuted her tribute to Joni Mitchell. She continues paying tribute to Joni Mitchell with her band. She continues paying tribute to Joni Mitchell with her band Raised On Robbery.
2021 featured Karen with the
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, as she was in the spotlight performing her choral piece
Shake My Faith: A Passover Gospel Story. It will premiere world wide airing on
JLTV March 27 through April 1.
Karen's charitable work for the Veteran's Hospital and the Cancer Support Communities in Los Angeles remain her most treasured musical activities.
Performing for the veterans who are unable to leave their beds, she receives continued inspiration. Songs from
her CD 'Cause Life's Too Short, are inspired by these visits.