"Karen is one of the essential 101 chanteuses of all time" - Jazz Magazine, France "Karen is, indeed, a jazz singer, with pinpoint intonation and a supple voice allowing her to phrase and scat with audacity." - Cadence Magazine Karen's performances incorporate classic and modern jazz, as well as Latin, Brazilian, Americana, and funk. In October of 2009 she released a 15-track CD which garnered high praise and received international radio play. Her new album, released in January 2013, is a collection of 20 songs by esteemed songwriter Carroll Coates, and features guest artists Richie Cole and Gilbert Castellanos. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently living in Central California, Karen Marguth has been an active performer throughout her life. Her professional background includes teaching, instructional coaching, providing clinics for jazz vocalists and choirs, choreographing, directing and performing in regional theatres and international touring shows, singing in rock, funk, blues, Americana, and jazz bands, doing voice-overs and studio work. She has performed as a featured vocalist at jazz festivals throughout the United States and France. Karen also hosts a weekly radio show at KFSR in Fresno, called "The Vocal Hour," which airs Fridays at 2pm Pacific Time at kfsr.org.