March 26, 2019

O’s Place review gives Certain Elements 96/100!

Many thanks to D. Oscar Groomes for a very nice review in the March 2019 O’s Place jazz newsletter, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary of publishing. “Certain Elements” received an incredible rating of 96 out of 100 (the highest

March 9, 2019

PlanetJazz radio hosts Karla for live interview

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending the better part of an hour in a live interview with Alvin Jones, host of PlanetJazz radio. Back story: I felt like I, in some ways, had already met Alvin — he’s the …

March 9, 2019

“Cherish” featured on Dave Koz’s SiriusXM show

Legendary contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz gave some love to Cherish, the first single from Certain Elements, recently on his syndicated show, The Dave Koz Lounge, broadcast every Sunday on SiriusXM station Watercolors. Dave was introduced to Cherish by mutual …

March 9, 2019

Jazz Weekly review says Certain Elements “glows with wonderment”

Nice review came through on Jazz Weekly. George Harris (no relation!) spotlights several of the wonderful musicians on the record in his write-up. In addition to saying the title track “glows with wonderment” he also colors the album as “upbeat …

February 28, 2019

‘Certain Elements’ album debuts on Jazz Week chart at #44

Last Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, I got a call from Neal Sapper, head of New World ‘n Jazz. Neal has been spearheading introducing “Certain Elements” (the album) to straight-ahead jazz stations. Copies mailed out about five weeks ago in mid-January, …

November 6, 2018

Just arrived: Certain Elements


certain elements album coverNew music, new album! My latest CD, “Certain Elements,” is out and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you. With its mix of covers and originals, Certain Elements digs deep into varied styles and moods. Read about the CD’s …

September 28, 2018

New videos for CHERISH on Karla’s youtube channel

Check out the new promo video and the lyric video for Karla’s new smooth-jazz single, Cherish! 

September 18, 2018

New Single Released in September

In anticipation of my new CD, Certain Elements, releasing Fri., Oct. 5, we’ve pre-released a single from the project to contemporary jazz radio. The single, “Cherish,” is a contemporary jazz remake of the 1966 No. 1 hit by The …

July 10, 2017

Karla appointed Artist-in-Residence in Vocal Jazz at Kennesaw State University

I’m excited to announce my recent appointment with the School of Music at Kennesaw State University, joining that department’s  outstanding Jazz Studies area as Artist-in-Residence teaching Vocal Jazz this fall.

Nationally recognized for innovation, international education and more, and awarded by the …

April 7, 2017

Singing with Chuck Loeb on Tom Kennedy’s new release

Last November, acclaimed bassist and longtime friend Tom Kennedy called to say he was working on a new track for his upcoming CD, a song featuring jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, and would I like to be on it, singing the melody along with the guitar in …