Friday, May 24th, Karen will perform at the Warnors Center for the Performing Arts (in their club “Frank’s Place”) with the world-renowned gypsy swing band, Pearl Django.
Karen, accompanied by guitarist Rich Severson, will open the show, and then be joined onstage by the members of Pearl Django to perform a set of their tunes. After an intermission, the band will return for a second set.
Tickets are available at the Warnor’s box office, at: http://tickets.warnors.org/
For information about guitarist Rich Severson, please visit:
For information about Pearl Django, please visit:
Karen will serve as a member of a panel discussing the present and future of jazz at Jazz Fresno’s May event. Information from Jazz Fresno’s website is below:
JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave.
Please join us for a special Jazz at the Library event: a panel discussion on the topic “Take it from the Top: Views on the Present and Future of Jazz.” Jazz musicians and educators Mike Dana, Brian Hamada, and Karen Marguth will be joined on the panel by Joe Moore [formerly with KFSR (90.7 FM) and currently with KVPR (89.3 FM)]. This promises to be an informative, educational and exciting evening. Don’t miss the May 21st Jazz at the Library!
Karen’s country swing project, with guitarist Rich Severson, is called The Stumbleweeds. They’ll make their debut performance at this Saturday’s Fresno Grand Opry.
The Stumbleweeds is comprised of David Aus on piano, Gary Newmark on drums, Pete Scaffidi on bass, Tim Johnson on fiddle, Karen and Debi Ruud on vocals, and Rich Severson on guitar. Rich writes most of the band’s tunes, which are in a genre he calls, with tongue firmly in cheek, “Cow Basie.”
For more information about Rich Severson , visit www.guitarcollege.net.
You can hear some beautiful playing by Rich and Gary at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQqdXPlWh3A
Composer and saxophonist Benjamin Boone has invited Karen to sing as part of his new project.
Dr. Boone has composed original music to accompany the poetry of former U. S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine. The musicians will record live in the studio with Dr. Levine, performing the music written to go along with each poem.
For information about Dr. Benjamin Boone, visit his website here: http://www.benjaminboone.com/
For information about Philip Levine, and to listen to audio of him reading his poem “A New Day,” click here: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/19
We now have the audio for Karen’s WJSU “All Things Social” interview.
Download it, and listen later…
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Thank you to Christopher Brooks for inviting Karen to do this interview. WJSU is Mississippi’s NPR affiliate, located at Jackson State University.