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Kara is a pianist and vocalist that has been performing professionally around the United States and internationally since the age of 18.  Highlights include being selected for the IAJE/BET Sisters in Jazz All-Stars, playing at jazz festivals in Italy, France, Holland, Canada, as well as the Kennedy Center, and also getting to perform in front of jazz piano legend, Oscar Peterson.  She is a full-time instructor of jazz piano at Washington University in St. Louis.  You may have seen her performing with such acts as Erin Bode, Peter Mayer, Tom Kennedy, or Nicole Johanntgen.  In 2013, her pop group, Dropkick the Robot, won the electronic Grand Prize for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with their song, “Missed Out.” Kara also leads St. Louis’ newest party-band, The LustreLights

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Partial Song list

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  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  • Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Love Song – Sara Bareilles
  • All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
  • Everyday is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow
  • New Soul – Yael Naim
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • White Flag – Dido
  • My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
  • Girls Just Want to  Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Sunrise – Norah Jones
  • Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
  • New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  • Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • Something – The Beatles
  • I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
  • Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Lips Are Movin – Meghan Trainor
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  • Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  • At Last – Etta James
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Material Girl – Madonna
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Don’t Ask Me Why – Billy Joel
  • California Gurls – Katy Perry
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Criminal – Fiona Apple
  • Royals – Lorde
  • If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • and countless jazz standards!
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