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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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A dazzling solo by the great Karen Briggs will floor you!! ~ Paula Edelstein
Primary Instrument

Violin

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

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

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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Nov17Sat 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Church Street Jazz
Attucks Theatre
Norfolk, VA
$40

Discography

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