Karen is a multi-talented singer/dancer/songwriter/musician who has a huge love for the work she does. Her positive energy onstage is electric! She has an extensive background in piano, dance, and acting, and this has helped her bring a higher level of musicianship to her singing and a great energy and dance aesthetic to her performing work.
She has toured as a background vocalist with Billy Joel, Elton John, and Enrique Iglesias. On the Enrique tour she had the pleasure of being the assistant choreographer to Toni Basil as well as being the vocal musical director. Karen had the opportunity to perform the steamy Whitney Houston duet “Could I Have this Kiss” every night on tour with Enrique. Other noteworthy singers that she has performed with include: Celine Dion, Marc Anthony, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett, Jessica Simpson, Gloria Estefan, the late Natalie Cole, Taylor Dayne, Michael Fienstein, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Gillman, Eliie Lawson, Donny Osmond, Gloria Gaynor, and even Rosie O'Donnell.
Some notable performances include: the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular TV Special; Party in the Park Televised concert in London for 110,000 people; Top of the Pops TV show (London) live, unplugged BBC Radio Special; Jingle Ball 2002 in Boston, NYC, and Philly; MTV's Total Request Live; Last Call with Carson Daily; Rosie O'Donnell Show; NBC's Today Show; Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno; and Live with Regis and Kelly.
You have also heard her singing as the voice-over on the Doublemint Twins recent commercials, the Totinos commercials We're the Kids in America, the Samantha Brown Travel Channel show theme as well as the singer on all the current Progressive Insurance radio spots. Other commercials you can hear her on include: on Ponds, Target, Walmart, Hertz, Lifesavers, Chase Bank, Commit, Budweiser, Nabisco, Planters, Always, and too many more to mention.
Karen has also worked on many a corporate show as a lead singer, dancer, choreographer, and actor. Companies performed for include: Amex, Mattel, Pfizer, Merck, Shering Plough, Allergan, Novartis, Parke-Davis, IBM, UBS, Panasonic, Canon, USSTC, Ortho McNeil, Eli Lily, Lorillard, Covergirl, Revlon, Steve Madden, Eurand and many more.
With all of this outside experience, Karen is a natural leader on the band stand. She has had the pleasure of performing at many notable events including Ivanka Trump's wedding, actor Billy Baldwin's wedding, Donald Trump's wedding, actor Eddie Murphy's wedding, several parties for Joan and Melissa Rivers, multiple Friar's Club Events, the U.S. Democratic National Convention, WWE's 20th Anniversary, the New York Police Foundation Ball, the Rainforest Foundation, AmFar, Central Park Conservancy, and New year's eve dance parties at the Waldorf-Astoria, Mandarin Oriental, and the Palm Beach Country Club.