Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

Karen’s Contributions

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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...

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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...

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03/22/13    Concerts

Concert Review: Tuck & Patti in Pennsylvania 3/13

Extraordinary musicianship and vocalizing

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02/22/13    Concerts

Review: Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tour

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

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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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11/13/12    Concerts

Concert Review: Chick Corea and Gary Burton in Philadelphia, 11-9-12

The duo are joined by the Harlem String Quartet

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10/24/12    Concerts

Concert Review: Melody Gardot, Philadelphia, 9/29/12

A triumphant homecoming for a vocal favorite

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10/12/12    Concerts

Review: Toots Thielemans' 90th Birthday Concert at JALC

The harmonica master is joined by friends at NYC bash

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08/10/12    Photos

2012 Newport Jazz Festival Review - Legends and Lions

2012 Newport Jazz Festival Review by Karen Brundage-Johnson Photos by Ben Johnson August 3- 5, 2012 Produced and co-founded by legendary Jazz impresario George Wein, the Newport Jazz Festival was back on August 3-5, fifty eight years after it began in Rhode...

06/24/12    Community Articles

24th Annual DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival opened Monday evening, June 18th to a very appreciative audience. This free, week-long, outdoor music festival is held in Rodney Square in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware Monday, June 18th...

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05/23/12    Concerts

Sonny Fortune Quartet: LIve in Atlantic City

Celebrating Sonny’s 73rd Birthday

04/28/12    Community Articles

Philadanco - The Philadelphia Dance Company

Kimmel Center for the Performing, Philadelphia, PA Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:30PM

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...

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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

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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

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About Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

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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