Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

Karen’s Contributions


11/22/13    Community Articles

Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Experience, 11-16-2013

As part of its Then and Now: Jazz Cubano series, Montgomery County Community College's Lively Arts Series hosted the multi- Grammy nominated Omar Sosa and Afri-Lectric Experience. Sosa wrote a suite of music honoring Miles Davis’ and Bill Evan’s influential...


11/10/13    Community Articles

Sergio Mendes: Jazz Meets Samba - November 8

The second annual James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival was in full Bossa Nova-swing on Friday evening, November 8th. The performance "Jazz Meets Samba," featured Latin jazz icon Sérgio Mendes, joined by a stellar lineup including vocalist and pianist Eliane...


11/01/13    Community Articles

Gregory Porter: Cookin’ At the Jazz Room

Grammy nominated jazz vocalist, Gregory Porter performed on Sunday, October 27th at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey at the University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts as part of the Jazz Room Series. Porter combines a deep jazz and blues...


11/01/13    Community Articles

Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band

Multi- Grammy Award winner conguero Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, came to Montgomery County Community College’s Science Center Theater on Saturday night, stirring up a fiery dish of music from straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music with infectious...


10/19/13    Community Articles

Pharoah Sanders Explores Coltrane and Other Cerebral Avenues

The legendary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders returned to Philadelphia after more than 20 years to kick-off the Lively Arts – Jazz Series at Montgomery County Community College. In her introduction, Helen Haynes, Director of Cultural Affairs said “we pulled...


10/08/13    Community Articles

The New Gary Burton Quartet - The Right Vibes

The Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia welcomed seven-time Grammy award winner, Gary Burton and the New Gary Burton Quartet. Burton is celebrating his 70th birthday year with an extended tour, a new album entitled "Guided Tour," featuring new music composed...


08/13/13    Community Articles

The 59th Annual Newport Jazz Festival - All About Diversity

Karen Brundage-Johnson and photographer Ben Johnson with another vantage of the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.


06/22/13    Community Articles

Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - June 15, 2013

Leading his 15-man Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on its 25th anniversary tour, at Verizon Hall located in the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA, Grammy award-winning composer, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, looking very dapper alongside the orchestra, provided...


05/04/13    Community Articles

Giacomo Gates - Vocalese

Poised with jazz aficionado coolness, jazz/vocalese singer Giacomo Gates ventured into the music of the legendary Miles Davis at Chris’ Jazz Café, in Philadelphia. With his deep baritone and hip vocabulary, Gates engaged the audience immediately with his...


04/16/13    Community Articles

Hugh Masekela - Jabulani Tour

Back by popular demand, Grammy award-winning, legendary South African trumpeter, composer, Hugh Masekela gave a special performance in the Zellerbach Theatre featuring classic favorites and works from his latest album, "Jabulani". Mr. Masekela was joined...


04/16/13    Community Articles

Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll Tour

With the Borgata Event Center stage set to date back to the days of vaudeville, Diana Krall’s “Glad Rag Doll” tour included a mix of jazz and blues tunes from the roaring '20s and '30s. The stage was decorated with a gramophone, upright player piano and...


04/16/13    Community Articles

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Gamak

Indian-American alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa captured the audience’s imagination with his adventurous, innovative blends of Jazz and Indian music this evening at Montgomery County Community College, Science Center Theatre in Blue Bell, PA...


04/12/13    Community Articles

Unmistakably Incognito - Featuring Maysa

We were up close and personal with British acid jazz band Incognito featuring Maysa as they wowed a sell-out crowd at B.B. King Blues Club New York, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. This was the first night in New York on their ten day US tour. For 34 years, this...


03/22/13    Concerts

Concert Review: Tuck & Patti in Pennsylvania 3/13

Extraordinary musicianship and vocalizing


02/22/13    Concerts

Review: Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tour

McBride, Bridgewater, Potter and more take the festival on the road


11/15/12    Concerts

Ramsey Lewis in Cape May, NJ, 11-10-12

Pianist performed at the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival

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About Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.


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