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VOCALIST & LYRICIST
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"Introducing the talented and versatile Karuna Shinsho! Her music travels the world of styles with authenticity. It is a pleasure to work with her. Please keep your eyes and ears open"
- Nanny Assis, musician/mentor/producer
"Karuna is an artist on the move. She possesses passion in her artistry that inspires all."
- Cyrus Chestnut, jazz piano virtuoso
"The quality of Karuna's album is a meal for my ears."
- Marion Cowings, legendary jazz vocalist
"A delightful new singer, Karuna Shinsho is a cool breeze on a sweltering day. She refreshes Brazilian and American evergreens, making them sound new again. Água de Beber is marvelous. I have it on repeat."
- John Hasse, Curator Emeritus of American Music at the Smithsonian/Duke Ellington biographer
"If there was an intersection of Blossom Dearie and Astrud Gilberto it would be Karuna Shinsho!"
- Sharón Clark, master jazz singer
"Ms. Shinsho's artistry on her debut recording, To Love Again, is eclipsed only by her passion for presenting her distinctive versions of many well-known Bossa Novas and Great American Songbook standards."
- Todd Coolman, Grammy-award winning bassist
KARUNA'S DEBUT ALBUM "TO LOVE AGAIN" NOW OUT ON STREAMING PLATFORMS!
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"I MEAN YOU (TRULY, YOU)"
"THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU" FEATURING VOCALIST DANI ASSIS
TRACKS FROM KARUNA'S DEBUT ALBUM "TO LOVE AGAIN" ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON STREAMING PLATFORMS, INCLUDING SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC, AMAZON MUSIC, YOUTUBE MUSIC, ETC.
Karuna is currently working on her next project, an intimate bossa nova album of songs by the great Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim.
"To Love Again" 2023 album tour in Japan: January 28th in Nagoya City at JAZZ CHICKa (2 sets from 7 pm) and January 31st in Tokyo at All of Me Club (doors open 6 pm & 1st of 3 sets from 7 pm). Advance booking strongly recommended. For NAGOYA show contact Ms. Chicka at 052-505-7707. For TOKYO show contact Mr. Kobayashi at 090-3067-9702 (cell) or 042-396-4165 (landline) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email). ***TOKYO SHOW SOLD OUT!***
Performing with Nanny Assis at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. on March 31st.
"To Love Again" nominated for "Best Jazz Album" for the 2022 Wammie Awards in Washington, D.C.
Celebrating Karuna's debut album "To Love Again" at Nostrand Social in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 12th with sets at 2 pm & 5 pm . For details go to https://www.nostrandsocial.com.
"To Love Again" up for consideration in 3 categories for the 64th GRAMMY Awards: Best Jazz Album, Best New Artist, and Producer of the Year (Nanny Assis).
Opening act with Nanny Assis for the Global Mental Wellbeing Summit on October 10, 2021 .
Karuna's debut album "To Love Again" on streaming platforms from August 25, 2021.
Karuna's first two singles "O Pato" and "Smile" on streaming platforms.
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