Her newest single LOVE NEVER FAILS based on St. Paul’s universal prayer, 1 Corinthians 13:4 celebrates the power of everlasting love. It is the first single to be released off of her up and coming classically orchestrated, Moon In Capricorn album which is being recorded in Rome and represents Kara’s unique song writing skills, from New Age to Pop to Jazz.
Kara Johnstad is a singer–songwriter and visionary. Her bones have been strengthened by the farmlands of America and her spirit has been nourished by all her travels around the world.
During the 1980's while still in her early twenties, Kara Johnstad was signed to the record label RCA. To this date Kara Johnstad has written, recorded and produced a total of five albums as an independent producer.
Currently Kara Johnstad is working on three new productions: the intricate Jazz album “Le Grand Love” - a tribute to the music of French composer Michel Legrand, who is fan of Kara's vocals; the classically orchestrated album “Moon In Capricorn” - that is presently being recorded in Rome and which, in an exemplary manner, displays Kara’s unique song writing skills, from New Age to Pop to Jazz; and the soon to be recorded unplugged “Naked Thoughts” album, comprising of a mixture of Pop and Adult Contemporary songs.
Kara is the embodiment of a “SOUL-BASED ENTREPRENEUR”, living her life in full control of her artistic projects, co-creating and collaborating with many of today’s top artists. In 1992, Kara went “Indie” – way before creating an independent music label became a mainstream business model. Today, with the exception of the Legrand project, all of Kara Johnstad's music represents original material of which she owns 100% of the music rights.
With KiteTailor™ Kara founded a record label and media publishing house that is catering to her diverse creative works and ideas and is providing for herself and her creative partners a thriving productive home and a lively and supportive business platform.
Kara’s music is played on FM and professional internet radio stations worldwide. She recently decided to re-release her albums “Paths X” (pronounced Cross) and “Pages of Sand” to the North American market where the albums have been well received.
In 2007, KiteTailor™ added media and radio to its production palate, and Kara is since then creating and producing the acclaimed “THE ESSENCE RADIO SHOW”. Currently in its third year, the show celebrates her strong vision of global mind, global heart, and airs 5 hours weekly every Sunday at Global Vortex Radio (globalvortexradio.com).
Building on her many years in the field, in 2011 - the year of her 25th music industry anniversary as an acclaimed singer, songwriter and renowned voice coach, it became a logical consequence that Kara would develop and publish her own unique and revolutionary voice coaching method, called “UPLEVEL YOUR VOICE™.
Kara is passionate about empowering others to lead creative and authentic lives and devotes much time to sharing her wisdom of the human voice with others and thus raising the harmonic frequencies of planet earth. In short: Kara is always creating. Although, once in a while she takes a small break and then you might just find her in her favorite neighborhood café nibbling on a piece of dark chocolate and sipping a strong espresso.
Throughout her entire career Kara has been honored to be working with numerous world class musicians and is feeling very grateful for their energy, their inspiration and great learning opportunities they have provided her with over the years. Currently Kara’s permanent band is formed by percussionist Rhani Krija (Sting,), cellist Stephan Braun (Melody Gardot) and renowned German pianist and musical director Rolf Zielke.
Kara Johnstad has taken just as much care in handpicking a top professional management and creative team:
Manager: Craig Urquhart (New York City, USA),
Craig is the former personal assistant to Leonard Bernstein and Vice President of the Leonard Bernstein Organization and currently acting as the Senior Consultant, Public Relations and Promotion to the Leonard Bernstein Office.
Orchestral Arranger and Co-Producer: Fabrizio Pigliucci (Rome, Italy),
Fabrizio is one of the foremost Italian film composers, arrangers and orchestrators.
Production and Office Manager of the New York Office: Stephen Logan Day,
Stephen is a seasoned theater production manager, director and experienced business wiz.
Fashion Design: Rosita Dylka (Berlin, Germany) creator of Haute Couture Berlin.
Graphics and Web Design: André Borrmann (Berlin, Germany),
Andrè is the founder and owner of “ab project”, a leading edge graphics design company
Visual Productions: Matt Martinez (L.A.,USA / Berlin, Germany)
Matt is a passionate screenwriter and film director (Twistville Films)
Creative Consultant: Michael R. Justice (Las Vegas, USA)
Michael is a dear friend, trusted advisor and gifted artist.
Media Productions by KiteTailor™
My special thanks go to the whole professional team at and around KiteTailor™.
You are my heroes!