Karen Coleman

Karen Coleman Biography

Concertmaster, virtuoso, contemporary jazz, R&B, classical, and gospel recording artist, Karen Coleman has achieved success as a songwriter, arranger, producer, and performer on her releases "Let Me Blow Your Mind," and the remake "Once You Know How," by Luther Vandross. She has performed as concertmaster violinist in the private orchestras for jazz legend Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Vanessa Williams, Richard Smallwood, and others, and performed in the private orchestras as violinist for the maestro Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, John Denver, Richard Chamberlain, Marilyn McCoo, Joe Williams, and Donna Summer. Karen has excelled in both the gospel and secular music industries.

A member of the international R&B group Zingara, founded by Motown Alumnus, singer, songwriter, and producer Lamont Dozier, the group is known for their Billboard hit single, "Love's Calling," with lead vocals by singer James Ingram. Karen's celebrity album credits include electric violin, vocals, keyboards, and percussion. Zingara's self-titled album has resurfaced on CD.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Karen's future continues to blossom and shine as she pursues her artist career in the music industry. Actress and model, she has also worked in a stageplay with actors Tommy Lister, and Tommy Ford from the television sitcom, Martin.

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