“Karo Glazer is one of the most talented young vocal jazz artists I’ve heard for years now.” – that is how Lars Danielsson evaluates her work.
He also adds: “The way she carries a melody and interprets the text is truly unique, her vocal looping is absolutely outstanding! When I heard her for the first time, I knew immediately she was an exceptional person. It’s a great pleasure to listen to how she creates new rhythms and spaces vocally around the main melodic line and text … she’s also a great composer.” At the same time Mike Stern says about her: “ Karo is absolutely fantastic singer, I love working with her.” Those words are just the beginning of great reviews, which Karo Glazer gets whenever she sings.
Karo Glazer is one of the most original jazz artists of recent years. She consistently shapes her own, unique, musical language which is peculiar to her only. She is a vocal artist, composer, arranger and producer all at the same time. After the premiere of her debut album NORMAL in 2009, her unusual talent was noticed not only in Poland, but also in Europe as a result of which she went on a concert tour of Europe appearing on the greatest European jazz scenes and promoting her album. But the real success was her last album called CROSSINGS PROJECT published by EMI Music in 2013. It is a super production composed, arranged and produced by Karo and recorded in such an outstanding line up feat.: Mike Stern, John Taylor, Lars Danielsson, Klaus Doldinger, Joo Kraus and many others great musicians from all over the world. Everything mixed and mastered by multiple Grammy Winner, Martin Walters, who decided to support Karo in her project.
Thanks to that, her name was mentioned by German Der Spiegel and her concerts were covered by TV stations such as: Deutsche Welle and NDR. Concert venues were filled to capacity during her appearances for example on: Women In Jazz, Haarlem Jazzstadt, French Festival du Bout du Monde, Heineken Open’er Festival, Hofer Jazztage, Ingolstadter Jazztage or Dresden Jazztage. The series of concerts in the legendary Quasimodo Club in Berlin is also among her successes. She supported the concerts of such stars as Gotan Project or James Carter. She performed e. g. in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic or Ukraine and in September 2012 she was a guest star of Mike Stern and his band during a concert in 55 Bar in New York. Karo Glazer cooperates with musicians from all over the world and lead many projects playing concerts in many different line-ups, also as solo using only her voice.
She is a vocal artist paying close attention to improvisation and exploration of new areas of interest. She has turned her voice into an instrument of outstanding capabilities supported by a 4-octave range of voice and extraordinary musical imagination. Her musical interests know no bounds and in her work one can spot clear influences of artists such as: Joe Zawinul, Bobby McFerrin, Jan Garbarek, Richard Bona or Joni Mitchell. She admits she is fascinated by two issues in music: the problem of rhythm together with its diversity and space and space creation possibilities in music. That is why one can hear in her compositions both African rhythmical divisions and Scandinavian landscapes. She also never forgets about her roots and put lots of blues and swing notes to her music.
She is an author of many articles about vocal and singing published by e.g. : Jazzi Magazine and Future Music. Currently, she also works as a professional vocal coach and runs a prestigious cycle of vocal workshops under the auspices of the company AKG “Wake Up Your Voice”.
2010 - PAM London Award for her album NORMAL in the category “Debut of the Year” and a special prize for her musical achievements on European scenes.
2008, she won the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and received the prize of the President of her hometown Gliwice in the category “YOUNG ARTIST”.
2007, she was designated by an American monthly Singer Universe, selecting best vocal artists, one of the five, most promising vocal artists around the world and, at the same time, the first Polish artist who received this prize.
2007, she represented Poland in Finland on the international festival of female vocal jazz artists “Lady Summertime”
2007 she became the first Polish coach of the legendary TC Helicon Voice Academy
2006 a piece performed by Karo was on the tracklist of „The Best Of Polish Smooth Jazz – vol2”, a prestigious compilation..
2003, she was a prizewinner on the XXX International Meeting of Jazz Vocalists in Zamość
Karo Glazer – Crossing Project (EMI Music 2013)
Karo Glazer – Normal (Karo Glazer 2009)
Lars Danielsson, Klaus Doldinger, Joo Kraus, Mike Stern, John Taylor Munich String Quartet Krzysztof Ścierański, Bernard Maseli, Tomas Sanchez, Henryk Gembalski, Piotr Schmidt, Michał Wierba, , Marek Napiórkowski, Andrzej Olejniczak, Tomas Sanchez
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