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Bauer is a Software Engineer during the day (yes she is a total geek) but when she kicks off her work heels she is an award-winning Singer, Songwriter, and Inspirational Speaker.

Bauer continues to redefine the boundaries as an independent music artist being featured with two stations on Pandora Radio. You can also hear her music on many independent movie soundtracks and the playlists of radio stations world-wide.

Bauer's latest release, “Everything Must Change” is a soulful tribute to the great Nina Simone encapsulating the striking vocal power and beauty of the Kansas City based singer.

The nostalgic mood of this CD is the perfect fit for Bauer as an artist who reached back decades for her inspiration. Bauer assembled the collection of songs once recorded by Nina Simone to radiate a message that to change the world we all must become the change. The old Gospel tunes are weaved into an utterly modern blend of expressive Jazz music while Bauer sings in her unique, low-toned vocals.

Bauer is affiliated with many teen and women organizations making special appearances as an inspirational speaker and singer. She also works as a volunteer and mentor. Many times you will see her post events on her social media sites to raise funds and ask for donations for the girls' homes and women shelters. The passion she expresses as a vocalist and songwriter are equal to her desire to bring her music and her message of hope to the world.


”Everything Must Change” as featured in the Jam - Jazz Ambassador Magazine

“The Bauer voice is a low and her delivery is convincing; her conviction is strong. Her articulation is true, and when she bends the “pity” in “Isn't it a Pity,” you feel it, and then she builds a fabulous climax as well-twice-and then backs off for the close. This is a strong tribute to that particularly inspirational side of Nina Simone. The CD sets a nice mood, and when it gets into the second half of the program with the series of ballads I was fully engaged, and then they rock it out on “Chilly Winds Don't Blow,” a super closer for Everything Must Change.” Roger Atkinson, Jazz Ambassador Magazine



Wild is the Wind

Wild is the Wind

Karla Bauer
Everything Must Change - a Nina...

Isn't It a Pity

Isn't It a Pity

Karla Bauer
Everything Must Change


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