The depth of soul of St. Louis jazz, the pop sound of Hollywood, the provocative sensuality of Brazil, and the introspective tones of India are all reflected in the versatile and unique song styling of Kara Johnstad - every tone clear and expressive, modern yet crowded with passionate memory.
To hear Kara Johnstad sing is to hear jazz at its best. Kara´s performances are unforgettable. Her voice is stunning! With her soulful, sweet fusion of international sounds , powerfully intimate performance style and an impeccable timing and control of her 4 octave range, the fluid, radiant voice of Kara Johnstad leaves her audiences spellbound and longing for more.
Born into a family of talented musicians, actors and writers, Kara Johnstad began performing at a young age. She honed her talent at the University of Minnesota; the Tony-award winning Children´s Theater Company, the internationally acclaimed Guthrie Theater, the Minnesota Opera, and studied in New York, Chicago, and Berlin. She has traveled to different countries and currently resides in Berlin, Germany, a city she loves.
When not busy performing, Kara can be found writing music, doing studio work, conducting seminars and coaching ambitious new talent. A successful vocal coach (she taught several years at the Music Concervatory Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin), her client list includes well-known actresses Andrea Kathrin Loewig (who synchronized Charlize Theron in the Oscar winning motion picture Monsters) Alexandra Wilcke (the German voice of Disney´s Pochohontas, Snow White and Nala in the Lion King), pop stars BEN, Heike Kloss, Vanessa Petruo ( No Angels pop group) Liorna Mirnik ( the voice of MTV Germany) and many others. .
Kara has just released her new CD Paths X available through Cdbaby.com and is currently in studio, producing the next 2 albums. "Hollywood Undercover" a fabulous collection of great songs from the movies and a live album with her jazz trio featuring more originals.
Singer / Songwriter Kara Johnstad releases new CD PAths X
Within 3 weeks of her independent CD release Kara Johnstad has charted #1 at artistlaunch.com and # 5 at soundclick.com. Tendency rising. "Simply Perfect Passion, Sexiness and Grace!"
Singer / songwriter Kara Johnstad´s new Cd Paths X showcases her talents as a songwriter. A wonderfully silky blend of jazz , folk, and soul. Only possible from a singer who has spent the first part of her life on a big
farm in Wisconsin and the second half living in Europe and performing for her large following in Germany. Kara Johnstad´s exceptionally outstanding voice(Jazzdimensions) has all the colors of the rainbow. One of the most versatile voices of our time, her voice has an inspiring range and tons of soul and personality: A singer / songwriter: she writes great, compelling songs and performs them in the best way possible. This jazz / soul vocalist knows how to sing! And the songwriter knows how to craft a song, and surround herself with the kind of top-notch musicians who can deliver: Paths cross for a time...a beautiful CD which wraps itself around you like a warm coat in winter. Poetic and touchingly pure. She touches the heart and soul of her audience and encore after encore literally brings down the house!
"Kara is one huge chunk of pure emotion!" (BILD Germany´s biggest newspaper)
Kara´s CDs are available online at CDbaby.com and through all download outlets. For more information contact www.karajohnstad.com