With an all star band featuring JOHN PIZZARELLI , BUCKY PIZZARELLI and HARRY ALLEN on sax --Karen Egert's second CD , THAT THING CALLED LOVE ,truly shows the depth that this singer is made of.
Karen tells a story with her singing , and combined with the excitement of her voice, she creates a wonderful sound. She has her own personal and unique style, making her an up and coming voice on the jazz scene today.
Karen began her career first on Broadway, in cabaret shows and then segued into singing and playing the piano in the major NYC hotels.She currently is playing every weekend at the private New York Athletic Club on Central Park South in Manhattan, where she accompanies herself on piano. She also can be seen at Shanghai Jazz , Trumpets and other venues in the Metropolitan area.
She had a steady singing gig at the Waldorf -Astoria Hotel for over 5 years and had the distinction of playing nightly on Cole Porter's piano. It was at the Waldorf -Astoria that STEVIE WONDER was walking through the lobby and was so struck by her voice that he came into the lounge and listened to her for the rest of the evening. As he was about to leave , she then played one of her favorite Stevie Wonder tunes" Overjoyed" and he was so taken by her that he joined her at the piano for a private performance of some of his greatest songs. It was ofcourse a night to remember .
Karen is also an accomplished songwriter and her latest CD contains one of her best original songs- "Could You Be Mine" .
This Cd currently can be heard on jazz stations around the country . You can visit Karen's website for more information on this exciting singer.