Heartfelt original music
Sophisticated, sassy cabaret shows
A playful chanteuse and poignant songwriter, Karen charms audiences with her warmth, wit, and heartfelt singing.
Described as “a queen of sophisticated cabaret with a naughty streak” (Philadelphia City Paper) and a “singular singer” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Karen has performed at prestigious venues including Lincoln Center in New York City; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia; and the Sellersville Theater in Bucks County, PA, as a special guest for legendary comedian Robert Klein. She has headlined celebrated cabaret and music clubs including The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, Tin Angel, and Cabaret at Odette’s. She was the featured entertainer at a private party in Frank Sinatra's former NYC penthouse, featured on the HGTV show "Selling New York.”
Karen has an extensive musical repertoire – from timeless jazz and Broadway standards to contemporary and original music – and she also engages audiences with classy, sassy humor. Karen has scripted, performed, and produced a number of popular cabaret shows, including a sold-out concert of Oscar Hammerstein's music at his longtime home, Highland Farm, and a Roaring Twenties-themed cabaret at the Studio of Ben Solowey. She also regularly performs at private and benefit events including receptions, parties, galas, and fundraisers.
Karen has recorded her original music with three Grammy Award-winning producers, and her songs air on the noted WXPN radio among other stations. Karen’s voice and lyrics can also be heard on electronic dance music developed in collaboration with her brother, Silk Music label director Jacob Henry, and globally recognized producers Dinka, Mango, and Aeron Aether.