|Karen Marguth (2013)|
(Photo by Tomas Ovalle)
|Vocalist Karen Marguth was born in Minneapolis, raised in Livermore, and now lives in and works out of Fresno.
Karen's background includes all things theatrical: choreography, directing and performing in regional theater and touring shows, voice-over, teaching, and even a weekly radio program (“The Vocal Hour,” on Friday afternoons on KFSR).
But with Karen it's mostly singing—all kinds of singing: rock, blues, folk, R&B, and jazz. And she is graced with a voice to do it all.
Karen is especially drawn to a great lyric. She's a master storyteller, with a voice clear as a bell, they say. Her latest recording, "A Way with Words", honors one of the great contemporary songwriters, Carroll Coates.
|# 1||Eva Scow and Dusty Brough||Bird with Beastlike Qualities||Sharon by the Sea||Adventure Records|
|# 2||Lorraine Feather||Tales of the Unusual||Five||Jazzed Media|
|# 3||Venissa Santi||Bienvenida||Tender Shepherd/Little Girl Blue||Sunnyside|
|# 4||Nellie Lutcher||The Best of Nellie Lutcher||Baby, What's Your Alibi?||Capitol|
|# 5||Nat Cole||After Midnight||Just You, Just Me||Capitol|
|# 6||Angélique Kidjo||Öÿö||Out of Africa||Razor and Tie|
|# 7||Nancy Wilson||Anthology||Guess Who I Saw Today?||Capitol|
|# 8||Sarah Vaughan||After Hours||In a Sentimental Mood||Blue Note|
|# 9||Ella Fitzgerald||Ella in Berlin||Gone with the Wind||Verve|
|# 10||Cannonball Adderley||Somethin' Else||Love for Sale||Blue Note|
|# 11||Etta Jones||The Best of Etta Jones: The Prestige Singles||All the Way||Prestige|
|Book||The Encyclopaedia Britannica|
|Luxury Item||"The KCSM jazz library"|
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt