Karen Wiseman is a Vernon based jazz vocalist known for her velvety tone, attention to phrasing, and an inordinate love of the old standards. After a lifetime of singing in church choirs, choral ensembles and occasional theatre, it was a move to Vernon that jump-started her solo work. New musical friendships and local opportunities to sing in jazz ensembles have been the joyful result of settling here with her family.
Karen draws influences from voices like Peggy Lee or Julie London. Audiences can expect old swing classics, soulful ballads, Latin jazz, and re-imagined Broadway and pop tunes, all delivered with subtlety and elegant arrangements. Karen is also very fond of dusting off and sharing some of the lesser known gems in the jazz tradition.
Karen is joined by Chris Harwood-Jones (bass), Greg Baturin (drums), Neville Bowman (piano) and Sean Bray (guitar).