Karen is a singer, writer and storyteller, originally from Chicago and living in Cork for more than two decades.

I forget how tough life has been by remembering how good it is.

I sing, tell stories and write.

I love being above ground and creating something whether it is a production for stage, my garden or in a kitchen."

NEWS & UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Cork Jazz Festival Thursday 24 October 2019

Dwyers Washington Street 9.30pm

Karen will perform with her friends Dave Duffy - bass, John O'Brien - piano, Fionn Ó Ceallacháin - drums, and Eoghan Regan - guitar

Cork Jazz Festival Friday 25 October 2019

Barbarella Barrack Street 8pm

This is a 3pc set with John O'Brien on piano and Dave Duffy on bass.  This is a set not to be missed if you love the music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and more. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Cork Jazz Festival Friday 25 October 2019

White Rabbit McCurtain Street 10pm

John O'Brien and Karen have collaborated for the past 15 years. When you witness their love for music you will be moved. Come along for the music, bbq and whiskey.

Cork Jazz Festival Saturday 26 October 2019

Grand Central Social Washington Street 3pm

Karen and a 4pc band lead by John O'Brien will bring you the very best of Cork Jazz. 

Cork Jazz Festival Saturday 26 October 2019

White Rabbit McCurtain Street 10pm

Karen will perform with her friends Dave Duffy - bass, John O'Brien - piano, Fionn Ó Ceallacháin - drums, and Eoghan Regan - guitar

Cork Jazz Festival Sunday 27 October 2019

Grand Central Social Washington Street 3pm

Karen will perform with her friends Dave Duffy - bass, John O'Brien - piano, Fionn Ó Ceallacháin - drums, and Eoghan Regan - guitar

Cork Jazz Festival Sunday 27 October 2019

Gallaghers McCurtain Street 9pm

Karen will perform with her friends Dave Duffy - bass, John O'Brien - piano, Fionn Ó Ceallacháin - drums, and Eoghan Regan - guitar

Cork Jazz Festival Monday 28 October 2019

Barbarossa Oliver Plunkett Street 9pm

This is a 3pc set with John O'Brien on piano and Dave Duffy on bass.  This is a set not to be missed if you love the music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and more. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

© 2019 Karen Underwood