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Karen Briggs

Primary Instrument: Violin

Born: August 12, 1963    

Karen Briggs

Karen's live performances are “electrifying and explosive!” She was born in New York City and raised in Portsmouth, VA where she learned to play violin in a classroom setting at the age of 12.

Her playing is strong and indicative of her exposure to Jazz, Gospel, Latin, Classical, African and mid-eastern music styles. All are combined with a unique melismatic, 'vocal-like' soul, thus giving her a rare and distinguishable signature of sound.

She has been sought after to record or appear in a wide variety of musical situations ranging from Gospel (Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin & Yolanda Adams) to Symphony (The Virginia Symphony) to jazz (”Vertu” Stanley Clarke & Lenny White, Mike Phillips) to Hip Hop (Wu Tang Clan, Hidden Beach: Unwrapped Volumes I - IV). Another noteworthy fact is that Karen is the first violinist to win Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater!...
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Featured recording “Soulchestral Groove Karen Briggs”

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Soulchestral Groove Karen Briggs

(2009)
A dazzling solo by the great Karen Briggs will floor you!! ~ Paula Edelstein

Primary InstrumentViolin

LocationNorth Hollywood, CA

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundPlease contact Coordinator: Winston Sanders (702) 242 - 8944 to arrange teaching sessions.

4 and 5 string Acoustic and Electric Violins ZETA & YAMAHA Brands along with Luthier made acoustic instruments
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