Media

You can download Karla’s bio, photo and press info for use in publicity and program notes.

Download Bio | Download Promo Photo

“Karla Harris is a jazz vocalist with exceptional talent that surfaces like a beautiful ballet dancer on Certain Elements. Her voice resonates with passion over countless stories of romance and heartbreak. Among the best are “Interlude” (between her and her again), “Cherish,” “Set Sophia Free” and “The Way He Makes Me Feel.” Starting in St. Louis, stretching out in Portland and now based in Atlanta, Harris has a voice you want to hear and experience time and time again.”

– D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place Jazz Newsletter

“…Give her a microphone and you’ll understand the meaning of jazz. One minute, her clean, beautiful vocals on a timeless standard wash over you, and then she cold-cocks you with a blues number that’ll stick to your ribs.”

– John Baum, Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Rich, full-bodied and with a slightly buttery finish, Karla Harris has mad skills! … a vocal artist with impeccable phrasing and the innate gift to have the band play with and not around her …”

– Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

“Karla Harris’ Brubeck album salutes and enhances our appreciation of great jazz masters … She makes these seldom-heard lyrics come alive.”

-Thomas Cunniffe, In Memoriam, jazzhistoryonline.com

“The Brubecks would have been pleased.”

-Scott Yanow, Jazziz Magazine

‘Karla Harris Sings The Dave & Iola Brubeck Songbook’ achieves a masterful lilt, hum, and trajectory of popular and rare jazz instrumentals set to lyrics. … What’s nice about Harris as a jazz vocalist is she doesn’t overwhelm the songs. She lends enough of her pulse to be a part of the heartbeat of the entire process, vocals and instrumentals, and the strange meandering force that lies between … .”

-Carol Banks Weber, AXS.com

“Always respectful of her American Songbook choices, Harris has superb intonation and a contemporary, appealing approach to the songs.”

– Jazz Scene Magazine

“When I listened to Karla for the first time in concert, I heard refreshing lyricism, deep spirit and a certain soulfulness emanating from the mic…I have for so long believed that the best performers always give it ‘their all,’ and Karla Harris is truly a shining example.”

– Tom Kennedy, internationally acclaimed bassist

“Anyone who sees and hears this woman, at once striking and modest, will be enchanted by her performance and personality.”

– Positively Entertainment

“Karla Harris is a powerful singer at ease in any setting, a singer for all seasons who makes any song memorable.”

– Standards in Jazz, WSIE Radio

“Vocalist Karla Harris tends to take the stage by storm and doesn’t let go till it’s all over.”

– Clubscene

“I have worked for the best singers of my era…Karla Harris is second to none.”

– Latin Percussionist Bobby Torres

“Karla engages the audience and makes us happy to be sharing the evening with her.”

– Clubscene