Specializing in Jazz Standards for concerts, supper clubs, and private events

Karen performs regularly at local jazz venues, and has developed a large and dedicated following. Karen performs for private functions in Canada and the United States, and has performed at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest, GigSpace Performance Studio, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Canadian War Museum. Read more…

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An Ella Celebration! in April 2017

Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She is the jazz vocalist who has had […]

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Swing Is In the Air – Bianco Basso In Studio and Picks for the 2014 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Part Two

Please join me on Sunday June 1st from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for Swing Is In the Air on CKCU […]

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Jacques Emond

Jacques Emond

Founding Artistic Director / Ottawa Jazz Festival

"Talented and versatile Karen Oxorn is a very interesting vocalist. She has a warm and swinging straightforward voice skilled with ballads as well as upbeat songs."

Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Jazz Musician, Arranger, Composer / markferguson.ca

"Congratulations on a great tribute concert to Blossom Dearie. You sounded and looked marvelous and the audience loved it. Thanks for including me."

Peter Hum

Peter Hum

Jazz Critic / Ottawa Citizen

"Ottawa singer Karen Oxorn has impressed me over the last few years as someone who came late to jazz but made great strides thanks to her diligence and devotion."