Karen Lane

KAREN LANE originally from Perth Western Australia, moved to Sydney in 1990. Her initial grounding was the graveyard shift in seedy Kings Cross, with 10 piece original soul funk band, The Hard Word. Her first foray into Jazz quickly followed with the formation of The Eclectics, a sophisticated lounge trio playing standards. She won coveted slots, including headline at 1993 Western Australia's York Jazz Festival, and support for the elite British jazz pianist, Julian Joseph, during his 1994 Australian tour, at Sydney¹s premier jazz club the Basement.

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”Karen Lane is a fresh voice and presence on the UK jazz vocal scene and someone who has the ability to build a substantial career for herself. She has what I would describe as a rare combination of musicianship, technique and just plain “feel”: one can sense that, even at this early stage of her European sojourn, her potential is that of someone who could command a worldwide, rather than a merely local, audience.” Keith Shadwick Jazz writer and critic

“A lovely singer Highly Recommended”. Michael Parkinson’s BBC Radio 2

”When you hear her softly Latinised account of On Green Dolphin Street here, the band resembles Astrud Gilberto in some kind of unannounced encounter with the MJQ

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Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Associate Lecturer in Voice, Surrey University Guildford UK

Clinic/Workshop Information

Karen Lane is also a qualified Speech and Language Therapist so focuses on providing clinical evaluation of voice disorders or problems, in particular those affecting professional voice users. Private sessions or workshops available.

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