Although Karen Souza’s voice seems to be made for Jazz, her career began under different pseudonyms, writing songs and providing vocals to several electronic music producers, which made her part of many House hits, included in numerous records as prestigious as Pacha Ibiza, FTV (Fashion TV), Paris Dernier, Hotel Costes and Privé, among others.
Karen started flirting with Jazz when she was invited to participate in the first album of the Jazz & 80's series. Back then, no one could imagine how successful these series would become overnight. Her producer saw in Karen the ideal voice for this project. They worked together enthusiastically, making Karen Souza and her unique voice the core of each album in these series. This granted Karen an active participation in these bestselling and successful albums. She went on to record vocals continously for the series Jazz & 70's, Jazz & 80's and Jazz and 90´s, which bring together great pop songs from all these eras in a jazz/bossa/blues format. To the surprise of the entertainment business, these albums have earned an amazing fan base in many countries and within different age groups, which resulted in almost every record label trying to recreate the concept. Essentials, her first album, compiles Karen’s best renditions from the albums previously mentioned. It was released in march 2011, and it immediately became a sales success, to the point it was tagged as “New and Noteworthy” on iTunes.