2005 – 2007 had Karen traveling and flexing her interpretative muscles in multiple genre.
She took her jazz standards and Boswell Sisters songbook (which she’s been covering since the mid-90s) to the A-Trane and the BKA Theater in Berlin, her family home.
She created a new musical theater tribute for the Jermyn Street Theater in London called Speak Low: The Love of Lenya and Weill.
Back home, her tribute to jazz legend Connee Boswell at Carnegie Hall in the showcase “1907: It Was a Very Good Year earned her an Aggie Award for “Best of 2007”. She introduced on stage that night, jazz/stride pianist Jon Weber and Pete and Will Anderson on reeds and woodwinds.
In theater and political cabaret, she premiered a new solo project, The Banned Songs of the Weimar Republic, at the Center for Jewish History.
In cabaret she teamed with KT Sullivan, Jeff Harnar and Craig Rubano for A Marvelous Party, a tribute to Noel Coward. The show went on to win the 2006 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award for “Best Revue/Musical Production”.
Her Kabarett Kollektif took honors at the 2006 Nightlife Awards for “Unique Cabaret Performance.”
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