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“…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,

“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,

“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,

“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