Who is Karen Jones? She is a being of infinite talents. She has been placed in so many musical categories, it’s hard to know which one truly defines her. It’s no surprise that “Eclectic” is her Modus Operandi.
“Eclectic”: composed of elements drawn from various sources.
Indeed, as a powerhouse singer, Karen’s vocal styles range from Jazz to Rock to Italian ballads. Like her singing, her musical compositions flow like ballads to a musical soundtrack or groove like an earthy Brasilian bossa or move you like a bouncin’ Latin Jazz groove. There are no limits to her talents and abilities.
Childhood was rich with music for Karen Jones. Daughter of the most famous swing bassist of our time, Eddie Jones, Karen grew up in the Jazz world in Brooklyn, NY. Her father played with the Count Basie Orchestra for over 10 years.
Boston University Theatre Arts School opened Karen’s world to expressing her emotions and exploring the rich complexity of being herself – while acting like others.
Today Karen is internationally respected. She began her professional career in Europe – specifically Italy, where she created her career from the ground up. While Karen created a name for herself, she maintained an avid interest in spiritual research. This search would turn out to be the basis for lyrical and life choices she would make later on in her career.
Performing in piano bars in Rome, Karen launched her career. She toured that first summer with the famous Italian entertainer, Renzo Arbore, and sang in front of 100,000 people! Karen’s recording career has since been blessed with over 50 dance singles and 4 albums. As Karen’s vast array of performance venues has grown, so has her seasoned, unique sound.
Karen currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a 4 month successful run at Bellagio’s Fontana Lounge. She is currently performing at the Gold Coat Casino for a Ballroom crowd.