Karen Sudjian is an engaging vocalist and songwriter who sings fluently in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and English and is a master of the intricate styles of Brazilian, blues and jazz standards. She has performed in France, Brazil and Mexico, and locally with Molly Holm’s Jazzmouth, the Brazilian group Sambazul, Jack Gate’s New Geography, The Al Tanner Trio, Tres Pontas at the historic Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, The Blues Mob Revue, and Alex Markels’ band.
Jim Davidson attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied piano with jazz great Jaki Byard. Through the years he has played with numerous jazz groups, including the vocal group Pastiche, singers Larry Smith and Jenny Ferris, and his own trio and quintet. Jim currently splits his time between co-leading a combo with vocalist Karen Sudjian and as a sideman with guitarist Larry Stefl’s group.