Archive for July 10, 2015


Karen is the first African American Violinist to have ever performed at The Herodian Theater, The Taj Mahal, Agra, India and the Forbidden City in China and had the distinguished honor of being included in “The History Maker’s” roster and archive. From there, performance opportunities became more prestigious and frequent. While accompanied by pianist/composer Dave Grusin, Karen represented jazz violin for a NYC youth fundraising event hosted by Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern, marking her feature debut at Carnegie Hall.

A cameo appearance in the resulting family movie classic entitled, “Music of the Heart” represents Karen among the top violinists in the world. Original “Return-To-Forever” members, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White assembled a group-titled, jazz-rock project called “Vertu”, earning Karen even more respect on the jazz-fusion scene. Soon after, an invite from Diana Ross came with an opportunity to record and to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a feature. Briggs’ musical expression is featured in successful hip hop releases such as “Reunited” by Rza & Wu Tang Clan and Hidden Beach’s Unwrapped series Vol. 1-5, of which her rendition of “Gangsta’s Paradise” continues to command standing ovations.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313