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What They Are Saying

Hi Karen, Once again you provided a wonderful evening of entertainment. We really enjoyed the entire show! I really liked your duet with a young "Karen" It was good to see Lisa and we really enjoyed her performance. Thank you for keeping the music alive in San Diego with such style and talent.

Kathy & Jerry
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What a delightful program, once again.  We sure do enjoy your once-a-month concerts.  Looks like MORE AND MORE other folks do too – last night every seat was taken.

Lois Mulcahey
Plaza Bar
Monday, January 9, 2017

... What an enjoyable evening - you are so good at sharing your stage with singers and making it seem like you have been playing together for a long time. Your expertise and years of singing always shines thru and highlights the great talent you display every time you see (sic) behind the piano. Great song selections - my favorite was September Song. It was a fun nite !!!

Kathy Alanso
Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
Sunday, June 11, 2017

--- and you've got them, . . . so MANY magic moments, far & wide, Asia & elsewhere. I always love your shows as you talk about your vast travels, making the patter so interesting to all your listeners as well as hearing your great singing. xoxo

Claudia Sussman
Cabaret Artists in the Spotlight
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Well my friend that came with me texted to say she had "Night and Day" stuck in her head and was humming it all day after hearing you sing it. This is who I go see bands like Pearl Jam with....I even felt the need to ask her if she knew what Phantom of the Opera was....you made a lasting impression and opened eyes ( and ears!) to something completely off her radar!

Christina Jacobs
San Diego
Monday, April 16, 2018

Karen:  THANK YOU for yet another delightful Evening With Karen.  David and I so much enjoy your events.  What  HOOT, having you explain how we met at the Patsy Cline show.  How lucky we were that night.  In the lobby as we were leaving, Jerome from Palm Springs was heading for the head.  I told him San Diegans call summer visitors from Arizona “Zonies.”  I said I will call him a “Palmie.”  He laughed and said YES – I LIKE IT.
 
I told the gal who was with Gaetano that my grandmother’s name was Gaetana.  She died one week before I was born.  My aunts pressured my folks to name me Gaetana.  My mother, whose parents were from Prague, said NO WAY.  Back then it was “Be American.”  So I got named Lois.  Gaetana would have been so much more INTERESTING.  Keep Kewl... 

Lois M_
Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Re: The Spirit of Cabaret | Dinner + Show: Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your show this past Saturday. Really top notch. And what I especially liked was that there were songs we'd never heard before - I liked the new material. And Mr Piano was great - nice choice.

And you looked lovely, as always. Thanks for a really nice evening out and a great dinner as well. Looking forward to the next one.

~Chris
San Diego
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Karen, Susan and I visited last night so that I could renew a friendship with David, but your really professional performance was a real bonus. In fact, had I known you were so talented we would have made the trip in any case. You will most certainly see us again and next time we'll bring some friends. I can check your web site to see where you will be next month.

Robert Vendeland
Sunday, August 27, 2006

What a wonderful evening. 

You were radiant at the keys!

And your vocal renditions were so touching, exquisite vocally, and so deeply you: emotionally rich, gracefully kind, and movingly engaging.

I loved the way you so artfully handle the audience and how you beautifully gave back each request.

Karen at the Keys is a treasure for the Westgate.

Loren Salter
Westgate Hotel Plaza Bar
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Re: The Spirit of Cabaret | Dinner + Show: Thank you for a most entertaining evening. The meal was elegant and delicious and the show was wonderful. I loved your song selections and your delivery told the story most effectively. Thanks for a great evening.

Lynn Davis
San Diego
Thursday, June 4, 2015