Although Karen Souza's voice seems to be made for Jazz, her career began under different pseudonyms, writing songs and providing vocals to several electronic music producers, which made her part of many House hits. Karen started flirting with Jazz when she was invited to participate in the first album of the Jazz & 80's series. Back then, no one could imagine how successful these series would become overnight. Essentials, her first album, compiles Karen's best renditions from these albums, and it immediately became a sales success.
By the middle of 2011, Karen and a classic jazz trio, began to perform all around the world. That gave the audience the chance to meet her in person.
In 2012, Karen released Hotel Souza, an album that brings her back to the composition sessions, but this time her new record was produced by Joel McNeely, famous for his work with Tony Bennet and Peggy Lee. Read more
Karen is out now on tour, with her "Velvet Vault World Tour". She has already performed in many countries, as Japan, Korea, Italy, Spain, France, Mexico, among others. See all her shows
Songs like Paris, Lie to me, Break my heart and Feels so good are now part of the audience favorites. Enjoy all Karen's lyrics here
By the end of 2017, Karen surpriced her fans once again, this time with a full experince album. “This new one has a little bit of everything, it has standards, covers, my own material, our first duet with the amazing singer and trumpeter Toku too and many collaborators like Tom “Bones” Malone, Robin Banerjee among others. The key component has been team work, the album just flowed. It’s been an amazing journey and I am especially proud that I was the main producer on this new album. I was involved in every tiny detail. I has been a very joyful and satisfying experience” the singer commented. Read more