Karen Lane

Latin Jazz Singer & Songwriter

Originally from Perth Australia, Karen Lane’s voice has been described as “Sensually funky and soulful.”  by John Fordham in JAZZ UK, her work has been featured on BBC Radio and she’s been recognized as “A fine and distinctive singer” by Michael Parkinson.

She has a love of Brazilian music and has released a dedicated Bossa Nova album – “Taste” which was described in Jazzwise as: “So laid back that to listen to it, you risk slipping a disc – delightful. Perfect for those balmy summer evenings – a genuinely heartfelt homage to the profound allure of bossa nova.”   JAZZWISE

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“I know of noone else who sings with what I can only describe as her demure abandon. It’s wholehearted but at the same time restrained, precisely phrased but not studied a fine and distinctive singer.

Musician Magazine UK – Dave Gelly

“A rare combination of musicianship, technique and just great feel.”

Keith Shadwick

“Lane is a low toned sultry singer who draws the listener in with her intimate way with a lyric. Karen’s music is laid back jazz, meets latin and funk meets lounge sort of vibe.”

JAZZCDS online

“Highly Recommended. A Lovely singer”

Michael Parkinson BBC Radio

“A classy affair executed to the highest musical and technical standards. As accomplished a vocal offering as I’ve heard all year” 

Ian Mann 

“She is justifyably confident in her own ability, to put her own soulful, personal stamp on everything she sings…A thoroughly likeable album from a class act”  

Chris Parker 

“Karen’s unfailingly intelligent and immensely subtle arrangements provide fresh perspectives on even the most well worn standards.  Lane’s utterly infectious vocals wrap themselves around delightful Bossa’s.”    

Jazzwise Magazine 

“While so many UK-based vocalists merely go through the motions with a real book and piano trio, Karen Lane has surrounded herself with a lighter more flexible group for this bossa inspired album. But what really elevates the sound is the extraordinarily subtle arrangements of strings and alto flutes. Lane’s own compositions are very strong too.  Refreshingly good.” 


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