Kara Johnstad
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Kara Johnstad


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"Kara Johnstad - Holy Moly!"

 »HOLY MOLY! Wow! what a voice...« Bild - BILD Zeitung - germany's biggest newspaper


»Simply an outstanding voice, that is the voice of Kara Johnstad. It doesn´t matter whether she soars into the beyond or whispers like an angel, , one understands fully that she must have trained a long time and with success." Jazzdimensions - Jazz Dimensions

"Blue Note at its best!"

»Kara Johnstad sings each tone with feeling... Blue note at its best!« Stern, Hamburg - Stern

"Kara leaves stylistic boundaries behind her!"

“In every genre Kara Johnstad has left the stylistic boundaries behind her, and instead put through what best suits her: Her ideas! .« zitty, Berlin - ZITTY - Berlin's CITY MAGAZINE

"Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, beautiful music!"

»...the American singer offers everything from jazz ballads to Brazilian samba rhythms- all that a jazz lover´s heart desires. Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, beautiful music..« TIP, Berlin - TIP - Berlin City Magazine


CD Paths X - Kara Johnstad
CD Pages of Sand - Kara Johnstad
CD Crystal Flakes - Beto and Kara
CD Rise in Love - Beto and Kara



English Version

I am a singer/ songwriter who grew up in the Midwest - Wisconsin to be exact and now live in Berlin.
Kara Johnstad´s latest CD "Paths X showcases her talents as a songwriter. A wonderfully silky blend of jazz , folk, and soul. Kara Johnstad´s "exceptionally outstanding voice" (Jazzdimensions) has all the colors of the rainbow. One of the most versatile voices of our time, her voice has an inspiring range and tons of soul and personality: As a singer / songwriter: she writes great, compelling songs and performs them in the best way possible. This jazz / soul vocalist knows how to sing! Poetic and touchingly pure, she is supported by top internationally renowned musicians and remains true to her self: effortlessly blending different genres.

In 2007 Kara created her own radio show called the ESSENCE, a 2 1/2 hour program dedicated to every kind of music that is high quality, pure and authentic. Once again she beautifully blends world music, jazz, meditation, film, ambient, singer/songwriter and soul. Taking us on a magical journey where we discover with her new unknown top artists and re-discover some of the worlds greatist artists. Within two months of being on air, the show went into syndication. The ESSENCE RADIO SHOW airs weekly and can be heard 24 hours a day, seven days a week through archives at www.globalvortexradio.com, www.bbsradio.com and soon to come to REDDOG MEDIAS station based in Paris, France.

Her music is available through Super D distribution, at CDBABY.com, Amazon.com and through all major download portals including itunes.com.

Kara is currently in studio working on her newest album of originals which is scheduled for release beginning 2009.

Here is what the press has to say:

“Kara Johnstad has left the stylistic boundaries behind her in every genre, and instead carried through what suits her the best: Her ideas!” zitty, Berlin
“Kara Johnstad places each tone with such feeling... Blue note at its best! ” Stern, Hamburg
“The voice of Kara Johnstad is really outstanding. It doesn´t matter whether she soars into the beyond or whispers like an angel. One understands fully that she must have trained a long time and with success.” Jazzdimensions
“Holy Moly! ! What a voice...” BILD Germany´s largest and most read paper “
”Kara Johnstad is all that a jazz lover´s heart desires. Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, beautiful music..« TIP, Berlin

For more Information and Music: www.karajohnstad.com

French Version:

Kara Johnstad, Chanteuse auteur compositeur, a grandi dans le midwest des USA plus précisément dans le Wisconsin.
Elle vit maintenant à Berlin en Allemagne.
Elle met en évidence ses talents d’auteur compositeur dans son dernier CD « Paths X », harmonieux melange de jazz, de Folk et de soul. «Kara : voix exceptionnelle et remarquable» (Jazz dimensions). Cette voix possede toutes les couleurs de l’arc-en-ciel. C’est l’une des plus belles de notre epoque. Elle peut tout chanter avec le meme bonheur. Elle est accompagnee par des musiciens internationaux, de renommee mondiale. Cette collaboration met parfaitement en valeur la richesse de son inspiration et de son interpretation.

En 2007 Kara a cree son propre Show de radio appele l’ESSENCE SHOW : 2h ½ de programme dédieà differents types de musiques de grande qualite. Une fois encore elle excelle dans tous les genres : jazz, meditation, musique de film, ambient, soul musique… Elle nous offre un voyage merveilleux où nous découvrons de nouveaux artistes, inconnus et redecouvrons certains grands artistes du passé. Apres quelques mois de diffusion sur internet, « l’ESSENCE SHOW « est multidiffuse 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7 sur les archives de www.globalvortexradio.com, www.bbsradio.com et aussi sur KANAL RADIO SHOW, web Radio channel de REDDOG MEDIAS (www.myspace.com/reddogmedias) basee à Paris, France.

Sa musique est disponible sur sdcd.com, cdbaby.com et tous les sites de telechargement majeurs y compris itunes.com.

Kara est actuellement en studio et travaille sur un nouvel album qui sortira à début 2009.
Kara a aussi collabore a la réalisation et a l’interprétation d’un certain nombre d’albums : Take my heart » pour l’Artiste New Age GAMBHERRA sur le titre “Colors the summer sky” pour Tiger Forest Sounds of life CD.
Elle a aussi ecrit les textes d’un album pour le groupe pop/rock allemand FORTUNATE FOOLS. Actuellement 2 titres sont diffuses en promotion sur la chaîne de séries TV allemande GUTE ZEITEN, SCHLECHTE ZEITEN.

Ce que dit la presse :
« Kara Johnstad s’est liberee des frontières, s’est affranchie de chaque genre musical, et a choisi ce qui lui convient le mieux : ses idees» (Zitty, Berlin)
«Kara Johnstad place chaque note avec telle sensibilite... La note bleue au top» (STERN, Hambourg)
«La voix de Kara Johnstad est vraiment remarquable. Il n’est pas important de