Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

Karen’s Contributions

04/05/12    Community Articles

Angélique Kidjo

In celebration of 25 years of the Lively Arts Series, the finale in the series called "Africa: The Call and Response" was an superb performance by Grammy award-winning music recording artist Angelique Kidjo. Ms. Kidjo. Ms. Kidjo turned the Science Center...


03/04/12    Concerts

Terell Stafford Quintet Celebrates Lee Morgan: Jazz Up Close Series

Terrell Stafford Quintet continues the Kimmel Center's 2011/12 Jazz Up Close Series, which honors Philadelphia jazz legends, with a tribute to Philadelphia born, legendary trumpeter composer and arranger Lee Morgan, Saturday, February 25 in Perelman Theater...

03/02/12    Community Articles

Randy Weston & the African Rhythms Quintet

A gala and performance celebrating 25 years of the Lively Arts Series at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania


01/26/12    Concerts

Ravi Coltrane Quintet: Live at Zellerback Theatre on 1/14/12

Report and photos on performance by saxophonist and his group at Annenberg Center in Philadelphia


12/15/11    Concerts

Kurt Elling in Blue Bell, Pa., 12/3/11

The singer and his group thrill a Pennsylvania audience


11/26/11    Concerts

Rene Marie Quartet: Live at Appel Farm in Elmer, NJ

Report and photos from concert by the singular jazz singer on November 19, 2011


11/20/11    Concerts

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet & Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

Report and photos from performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.


10/23/11    Concerts

Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau: Live at Zellerbach Theater

Saxophone and pianist in performance at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts


10/20/11    Concerts

Billy Harper Quintet: Live in Blue Bell, Pa

Report and photos from concert by saxophonist with his quintet at Montgomery County Community College - Science Center Theatre in Blue Bell, Pa.


10/12/11    Concerts

Herbie Hancock: Solo Piano

Report of performance by pianist at Verizon Hall- Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 8, 2011


10/04/11    Concerts

Gary Burton Quartet: In Performance at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

Karen Brundage-Johnson reports on recent performance by vibraphonist and his quartet

08/11/11    Community Articles

2011 Newport Jazz Festival Review - Legends and Newcomers Shine!

The 57th annual Newport Jazz Festival took place on August 5 -7, 2010. Grammy-award winner composer and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis kicked-off the festival on Friday night at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Marsalis’ quintet was tight and performed...


06/22/11    Concerts

Sade: Smooth Jazz from the Smooth Operator

Review of recent concert by singer at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA


02/13/11    Concerts

Joey DeFrancesco Trio: Cookin’ in AC

Review of performance by organist at newly opened Redding's Restaurant on Kentucky Avenue in Atlantic City on February 8, 2011


10/16/10    Concerts

Hugh Masekela Live

Review and photos of performance at The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. on October 8, 2010


08/15/10    Concerts

2010 CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

Photos by Ben Johnson and text by Karen Brundage-Johnson

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About Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.


Karen is an executive in the Hospitality industry. She is a contributing author in “Beyond the Body! Developing Inner Beauty”, a dynamic twenty-five chapter book and journal dedicated to the emotional, mental & spiritual wellness of women.

Karen volunteers as the Public Relations Chairperson and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. As Public Relations Chairperson, she informs the public of the activities of the Chapter, prepares the press releases, and schedule media interviews.

Karen founded the Readers Journey Book Club Network with the goal of bringing book clubs together to fellowship and experience African-American author discussions. In 2008, the Readers Journey Book Club Network was featured in Essence Magazine with author Gloria Naylor (The Women of Brewster Place).

Karen enjoys jazz music, writing, and volunteering for charitable fundraising initiatives.

Karen and her husband Ben Johnson a noted Jazz photographer, collaborate on documenting live jazz performances.

Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD. joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 28, 2010