Karen Segal

Born: December 16, 1961    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Karen Segal

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts and based in San Francisco, Karen played with Marilyn Mazur (Miles Davis) and Suzanne Fasteau (Bill Evans) in Copenhagen as a teenager. She co-founded the acid-jazz band “Red Clay” with David Brown (Brazzaville, Beck) in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s. Karen has studied with teachers including Dean Brown (Marcus Miller), Cedric West (BBC Radio Orchestra) Jean Marc Belkadi, & Ron Eschete. Karen has been leading her trio in the Bay Area since 2002 and recently celebrated her CD Release Party at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco. The Karen Segal Trio two recordings: “In The Moment” and “The Mystery Of Life” (lilleskat) are receiving airplay on local and internet jazz stations...
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”Extremely musical songs with great sense of melody and unpredictable harmony. The band is very tight.” Jean Marc Belkadi

“Expressive and engaging” Kasey Knudsen

“Fresh and intriguing. Karen's artistic innovation is a gift of heart and imagination. I'm excited to see her talents getting wider audience. Enjoy!” Camille Shira Angel

as a leader: "The Mystery Of Life" (2009) self-produced 1. What Goes Around 2. Come With Me 3. Moonrise 4. Epiphany (Aha!) 5. Blues For Wes & Kenny 6. The Mystery of Life 7. After The Storm 8. Lilah Rose 9. Lost 10. I Believe Karen Segal (guitar) Perry Thoorsell (bass, all tracks except 5) Alan Hall (drums, all tracks except 3,4,5) Ricky Carter (drums, tracks 3,4,5) Marcus Shelby (bass, track 5) Brian Rice, (percussion tracks 2, 8) all songs written and arranged by Karen Segal recorded March 2009 at OTR Studios, Belmont CA Cookie Marenco & Patrick O'Connor, recording engineers "In The Moment" (2007) self-produced 1. In The Moment 2. Sticky Strings 3. Why Didn't Ya Tell Me? 4. Waiting . . . For The Shoe To Drop 5. Another Spain 6. When Will I Get It Right? all songs written and arranged by Karen Segal Karen Segal (guitar) Emerson Cardenas (bass)Alan Hall, drums recorded at Whip Studios, Berkeley CA David Landon, recording engineer on a compilation Rhapsody: Jazz Women Vol. 9 (2008) includes 1. In The Moment 2. Sticky Strings as a sidewoman Red Clay: "The Lower City" (1995) 1. The Lower City 2. Ebola Zaire 3. Sig Alert On The Long Beach Freeway 4. Dawn In Havana 5. Cumulonimbus 6. New Groove 7. El Niño Samba 8. Señor Blues 9. O Poema Da Cidade Baixa David Brown (alto saxophone) Elliott Caine (trumpet) Karen Segal (guitar) Mike Telesmanik(keyboard) Bill Markus(bass) Steve Nadler (drums) recorded Los Angeles CA

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San Francisco, CA

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M.Ed UCLA NY State Teaching Credential CA State Teaching Credential available hours and rates negotiable

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