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Primary Instrument: Violin

Born: August 12, 1963

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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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.


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