Karen Maria Capo
(Vocalist/Songwriter) began her career on Broadway at the age of 11 in the musical
DUDE by the authors of HAIR. She performed in various plays and cabarets until she completed
her studies at the prestigious School of Performing Arts in New York.
she moved West to pursue a career as a songwriter and vocalist in several Los Angeles-area original bands, setting attendance
records and performing in such well-known venues as
Club Lingerie, FM Station and The World Famous Palomino Club. At the same time, Karen Maria had the pleasure of having a
national release of "Can I Come By Tonight?" for which she penned the lyrics. She is a member of ASCAP
and the Actors Equity Assn.
While living in California, Karen Maria has appeared in
concert with Al Jarreau, Leif Garrett, Kirstie Alley and Frank Stallone. She has also performed
in various venues throughout South Florida, including the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami Beach and Planet Hollywood on South Beach.
Karen Maria has 3 CDs available: the first CD for her
smooth jazz band, Midnight Siren, entitled "Instead of Sleeping", her
most recent CD "The Dirty Blues" and a third CD, just for dancers, entitled "Songs
You Should Know", featuring her original tune "I Can Lindy to That".
last 4 years she has performed at Cheap Thrills in St.Louis, the
Lindy Hop 411 Anniversary in Tampa, the House of Blues in San Diego,
the Austin Lindy Exchange, Emerald City Blues Festival in Seattle, Red, White
and Blues in Dallas, Midtown Stomp (Sacramento) with Solomon Douglas, SFLX
and STLBX and with Porkpie, at the
Portland Lindy Exchange! . Karen Maria also had the sublime pleasure of joining Barbara
Morrison onstage in Florida, at California's Lindy Groove Christmas party and SwingOut
NorthWest. She is proud to have had second billing to Miss Morrison at the Sacramento Lindy Exchange
in March 2006!
Currently, Miss Capo performs
her Cabaret act
in Portland and sings at
Parties and Weddings
with The Groove.