Karen Gallinger
PO Box 331 Monte Rio, CA  USA 95462
karen@jazzgal.com  www.jazzgal.com

Objective :  Position as Educator, Clinician, Artist in Residence

Profile  

  • 4 CD’s in international distribution. Critical reviews and airplay worldwide.
  • Recipient of a  2010 SURDNA Arts Fellowship
  • Author of The Zen of Singing - ExecuProv Press 2006
  • 30+ years as a professional performer/recording artist
  • 27+ years teaching Workshops, Master Classes and Private Students in the USA and Europe.
  • Performs in Concerts, Festivals and Night Clubs around the world. 

Accomplishments

Recordings 

  • Kinda Blues – Minds Eye Jazz  2004
  • Remembering Bill Evans – Sea Breeze records - 2000
  • My Foolish Heart – Sea Breeze Records - 1998
  • Live at the Jazz Bakery – Sea Breeze  Records 1995

Book

  • The Zen of Singing – ExecuProv Press 2006

Lyrics 

  • Published Lyrics to 4 Bill Evans Compositions approved by the Bill Evans Estate  Publisher: TRO ( 2000)

Relevant Experience 

  • Creating curriculum and teaching the following classes at The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Santa Ana, CA  (2003-Present) Jazz Voice, Musical Theatre Voice, Theatre Improv, Commercial Voice, Improvisational Singing, and Beginning Songwriting
     
  • Vocal Jazz teacher at the Jupanesti Summer Jazz Camp, Romania. Sponsored by the US State Department ( 2006 & 2008 & 2014)
     
  • ExecuProv/DePietro Theatre Staff teacher. Santa Ana, CA: Workshops, Master Classes & Community Outreach Programs including  The “High Life” Juvenile rehabilitation program and CDBG inner city schools. Also performed as a member of the Main Company at the theatre.
     (2000 – Present)

  • Founded and administered the American Federation of Musicians’, Local 7, Scholarship (1986-2000 )

  • Wrote, produced, recorded and toured with Remembering Bill Evans, CD and the accompanying educational Multi – Media Show  ( 2001- 2002)

  • Conceived and hosted “Sessions at the Grand Central”; a live interview and performance series funded by Cal State Fullerton.  ( 2001 – 2002)  

  • VAPAS Certified for California 

Professional  Affiliations

  •  The American Federation of Musicians (AF of M) Local 7,          1980- 2010
  • BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.)                                                         1998 – Present
    International Association of Jazz Educators                                 2001- 2008

Adjudication Panels 

  • 2006 & 2007: South Coast Singers Talent Scholarship: San Juan Capistrano, California
  • 1986-2000: The B. Douglas Sawtelle Music Scholarship, Santa Ana, California
  • 1989-1991: O. C. Fair Talent Contest

Performances of Note

Europe: 2002 – Present

  • Garana  Jazz Festival, Garana , Romania 2006 
  • English Garden "Konzertsommer" Jazz Series, Berlin  2006 - 2009
  • Badenscher Hof Jazz Club, Berlin 2003- 2009
  • Clubs: Vogler, Ludwig’s and Gasthaus Saxenhammer, Munich  2007-2009

USA: 1976- Present

  • Kansas City Jazz & Blues Festival  2001
  • Cal State Long Beach; Tribute to Bill Evans  2002
  • The Jazz & Blues Company. Carmel, CA.  2002
  • Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA 2002
  • University of Phoenix, AZ. Guest artist with The Panic All Stars. 2003
  • The Jazz Bakery, Culver City, CA 1995
  • The AF of M Annual Music Festival “BASH” , CA. 1985-2007

Japan: 1988-1992

  • Club St. James, Osaka
  •  Wine Bar Club, Osaka
  • Hotel Yokohama – Yokohama

Music/Theatre Studies

Private: Rhiannon Watson, Cherie Kerr, Andy Boettner, Bev Kelly, Theo Verlyn

Classes: De Pietro Performance Center, Portland Civic Theatre, Orange Coast College, Goldenwest College, Rancho Santiago College