Monday, December 26, 2011

A New Year and New Music to Share!

Greetings from Suzi Stern! Coming up in the next few months:
I will be the featured vocalist with the hot latin jazz ensemble: G.A.T.O 6 at the Elephant Room on Feb. 3rd in Austin Texas, and on Feb. 29th I will be hosting The Eddie Gomez Trio at Austins premier listening room Casa Karen! In March watch for jazz pianist Peter Stolzman back in town from Chicago, and later in the month famed composer David Amram! Watch this blog for details!

But first...Two very exciting shows in January!

Casa Karen is proud to present Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta with Brazilian guitarist Gabriel Santiago and friends!

Sunday, January 15th...come share this rare opportunity to hear her warm evocative music in the intimate setting of Casa Karen.

7402 Greenhaven, Austin 78757

doors open at 7:00 / performance at 7:30

tickets are $20 with Free refreshments

Call (512 )459-9900 for reservations

I look forward to seeing you there and Happy New Year!!


About Estrella: From Amsterdam, Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta is one of the most versatile singers living is Europe. Though she never stopped singing the folk songs of her motherland, she is at home with Brazilian and jazz styles. With her relaxed phrasing and warm, earthy voice she brings a fresh innovative approach to Cuban music.

Estrella has performed and or recorded with Toninho Horta, Craig Handy, Edy Martinez, Mauricio Einhorn, Claudio Roditi, Ramon Valle, Jovino Santos Neto and Jimmy Branly, to name only a few of the illustrious artists she has collaborated with.

Her second cd Alma Guajira, was nominated for an Edison (Dutch Grammy). Estrella has appeared at the Brussels Viva Brasil Festival, the CuraƧao Jazz Festival, the Heineken Jazz Festival, the Dunya Multicultural Festival and three editions of the North Sea Jazz Festival. She performed at renowned clubs like the BIMhuis (Amsterdam), Sounds of Brasil (New York City), Ronnie Scott's (London), and at all major venues in the Netherlands.

Visit Estrellas web site and hear some sounds at:

And on January 21st!!

Saturday, Jan. 21st at Casa Karen...come enjoy the truly beautiful music of Pat Harris & Anna Mae Mitchell. Joined by Steve Schwelling on percussion the acoustic trio brings a unique and exciting blend of roots music, bluegrass, jazz & blues!

The doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00 sharp
Tickets are $20 with free refreshments
Call (512) 459-9900 for reservations
All major Credit Cards accepted!

Singer / guitarist Anna Mae Mitchell and songwriter / bassist / vocalist G.Pat Harris bring a new exciting edge to roots music. Their profound musicianship, love for the art form, and charismatic nature create a beautiful and warm connection with the audience.
"Mitchell's clear powerful soprano is a dream for the soulful kinds of songs that G.Pat Harris composes." Bangor Daily News
The two artists have played together for many years throughout Michigan in traditional Bluegrass bands. Over the years their music has branched out into a broad Americana sound which includes elements of Folk, Rock and Jazz encompassing a range of lyrical content with influences from Goethe to Bob Dylan!

George Oldziey and myself, Suzi Stern are very proud to be hosting the band this month and hope you can join us for the party!
Happy New Year and hope to see you at Casa Karen!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sold Out Show! Happy Holidays!

The original music & improvised jazz rendition of the Dylan Thomas classic
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
with Alex Coke, Suzi Stern, Rich Harney and Buddy Mohmad at Casa Karen is SOLD OUT!
Thank you for supporting the Casa Karen Music Series and live music in Austin!
Happy Holidays and I hope that the new year brings you inspiration, good health and much joy!
See you next year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Child's Christmas in Wales...

On Friday December 16th...A very special holiday offering at Casa Karen!
a unique redering of the holiday classic by Dylan Thomas...
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
with original music by vocalist Suzi Stern, Rich Harney on piano & synth , Buddy Mohammed on acoustic bass and coming in from Amsterdam for the performance Alex Coke on sax, flute and various whimsical toys.

8 Christmas seasons ago, The Harry Ransom Center commissioned Alex Coke and myself to do something with improvised jazz and spoken word for their jazz & poetry series, and we decided to perform this magical piece by Dylan has since become an Austin holiday tradition! I hope you can share the evening with us!

Casa Karen
7402 Greenhaven
Doors open at at 8:00
Tickets $20
Free amazing holiday treats to drink & eat!
Call (512) 459-9900 for reservations and more info. C.C. accepted over phone!

Happy Holidays!!