featuring Tim Giles
Multi-Award winning Karen Sharp is universally admired for her melodic, accessible yet distinctive saxophone playing. Her career took off in the early 2000’s when she joined iconic UK trumpet player Humphrey Lyttelton's band, with whom she recorded and toured Worldwide for four years. This led to her not only establishing her own bands but to appearing as a soloist with an impressive array of high-profile musicians, including the likes of US stars Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache and Bucky Pizzarelli as well as many of the finest UK musicians.
More recently she has also been involved in performing with larger ensembles including the Guy Barker Big Band at the BBC Proms, the Stan Tracey Big Band and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra. With 6 albums to her name as leader she has won the British Jazz Award for best tenor saxophonist on a number of occasions and has been a nominee in the Rising Star category of the US Downbeat Critics Poll for baritone sax in both 2018 and 2019.
“They don’t come much better than this”
– The Guardian
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