A Bay Area resident for most of her life, Karen Marguth has been receiving rave reviews since the release of her eponymous album in 2009. Jazz Magazine wrote: "Great big talent, much too small a pond...Karen is one of the finest American jazz vocalists you've likely yet to discover." DownBeat gave her album a rare four-and-a- half stars, saying she's "...a spiritual grandchild of hipness highness Annie Ross. She swings fiercely, and scats with a proper abandon." And Jazz Magazine of France included her on their list of the 101 best chanteuses of all time, saying "She has all the qualities of a great jazz singer." Andrew Gilbert listed her bass/vox duo album among his list of the Best of the Bay Area, 2015.
★ ★ ★ ★ ½ She swings fiercely, and scats with a proper abandon.
— JOHN MC DONOUGH, DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
Great big talent, much too small a pond. Her name is Karen Marguth, one of the finest
American jazz vocalists you’ve likely yet to discover. Her talent lifts her to the plateau
of Diana Krall, Jackie Ryan and Carolyn Leonhart, and it’s high time that she advanced
to her rightful place on national and international stages. T
~ CHRISTOPHER LOUDEN, JAZZ TIMES
Karen Marguth is, indeed, a Jazz singer, with pinpoint intonation and a supple voice
allowing her to phrase and scat with audacity.