Performing her latest album, "Certain Elements", a suite of original music and cover tunes that join her influences of contemporary jazz, Latin, and swing & blues. The album charted on the prestigious Jazz Week chart. Renowned O’s Place Jazz Newsletter gave the CD a rating of “96,” making it the #1 rated CD in their 25th-anniversary edition of all new releases, and wrote, “Harris is a jazz vocalist with exceptional talent that surfaces like a beautiful ballet dancer on Certain Elements.”
The album’s first single, a lush remake of the ‘60s hit “Cherish,” is played on contemporary jazz radio around the globe and has been featured on Dave Koz’s SiriusXM syndicated program, The Dave Koz Lounge.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 3:00 P.M.
Standard price: $35.00
Jazz vocalist Karla Harris has made a career within the art form she loves for more than three decades, captivating audiences from Portland to Provence. Her performance credits include events such as the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Oregon Coast Jazz Party, Nantucket Arts Festival, Siletz Bay Music Festival, Atlanta Jazz Party, Atlanta Jazz Festival, and a TED Talk. Karla’s love for singing started first with a love for words and the power of their expression. As a young girl growing up in the suburbs west of St. Louis, she often would spend Saturday mornings writing little stories. Many afternoons would find her listening to favorite albums from her parents' eclectic collection, singing along. Attracted to the stories told, she transcribed lyrics sung by Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., the Fifth Dimension, Aretha Franklin, and more. Karla is based in Atlanta, where she lives with her family and one sassy poodle.