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
San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
NY State Teaching Credential
CA State Teaching Credential
available hours and rates negotiable