Karen Wilhelm

Jazz Band from Gurnee, IL - Will travel up to 50 miles
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22 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006

$450 - $4500 per event
About
KAW Entertainment, LLC, featuring International Recording Artist and songwriter, Karen Wilhelm, is a highly polished, professional entertainment source that can supply your musical needs, from the intimacy of a duo to the full rich sound of a quartet or quintet, soothing instrumentals or warm sultry vocals. We specialize in the Jazz Standards from the Great American Song Book.

Karen and her trio, The Standard Time Trio performed for over 5 years at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Karen was also a featured vocalist singing our National Anthem for a Philadelphia 76'ers game.

She has been featured throughout the country and have vast experience performing at many different type of venues- where she can go from vocalist at your ceremony to full band at your reception, banquets, corporate events, private parties, benefits, studio recording as well as many of the top jazz venues.

Critic's say...

Karen is clearly a singer with performance credentials to back up her pipes and knows how to dramatize a song without lapsing into melodrama. She has a robust voice with her own distinct colors.
David Dupont - Cadence Magazine

Karen has a big, warm clear sound that has a sultry quality in her upbeat swing interpretations. Her performance shows she has considerable scat capabilities.
Susan L Pena - Reading Eagle

Karen possesses a lovely, throaty alto voice that she employs to great effect communicating the meaning of the lyrics she sings. One feels that she has lived the emotions she sings.
Michael Caruso - Chestnut Hill paper

Karen, is a sultry alto with a style reminiscent of big band giants like Billie Holliday
Bruce G. - Band leader

'A classy, professional singer - great look, great arrangements, and... a sweet vocal style!'
Bob Egan - Bob Egan Entertainment and Cabaret at Odette's

An anonymous patron states 'Madame, your voice could separate a rich man from his wealth, and comfort the poor'

If you are looking for a sophisticated sound and truly appreciate the finer things in music, then KAW Entertainment,LLC is the right choice.

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Karen and her band were so professional and I knew from my conversation with Karen I would not have to worry--and I didn't!! Karen has a beautiful voice and the band was just wonderful. Their sound wasn't overpowering and you could still maintain a conversation and listen to their beautiful sound at the same time. Mostly everyone remarked at how typically you have to leave the room to have a conversation with people at your table but with Karen Wilhelm and her group everyone stayed seated or on the dance floor and it was perfect!! I would invite Karen to perform and would be happy to listen to their classic sound once again! Celeste Spadaccini

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Karen and her band did a wonderful job for our wedding. They handled special requests for songs as well as for the timing of the event. She was very sweet and very accomdating on the phone. Very professional, I highly reccomend her for any event. Beautiful voice and her band was great as well. Thanks Karen! ~Warren Gramm

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We were very pleased with Karen Wilhelm and her group of musicians. They set an elegant and sophisticated mood for our daughter's wedding, which is exactly what she wanted. Their repertoire was extensive, and Karen made sure to consult the bride for her playlist choices. We would definitely recommend Karen to anyone who asked.

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Karen Wilhelm and her band were excellent; they were such a hit at our wedding. So many people stayed longer because the band was wonderful and the music conducive to conversation and merriment. And Karen was wonderful to work with. My husband and I were glad we chose to have them perform at our wedding.

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After our wedding I received many calls and letters expressing how wonderful a time all had. Our guests were invariably impressed with the elegance of the affair. I beleive Karen Wilhelm and her band are the reason for a large portion of this praise. Their presentation and appearance was professional, their performance was flawless, and all requests were rendered wonderfully. We give Karen top marks in every way and unreservedly recommend them for any occassion.

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Karen and her group did a wonderful job at my daughter batmitzvah. I highly recommend them.

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Nothing bad can be said about Karen and her band! The quality of the music was beyond words. Her voice is beautiful and her band perfectly compliments the wonderful jazz performance. Karen performed at my wedding and everyone was very happy and impressed with her. She took time to learn a completely new song before the wedding so that I could surprise my bride and it sounded wonderful! She also accommodated for other special requests and was very professional as an M.C. Karen was very easy to contact and stayed easily in touch throughout the planning process. If only Karen could play at the next 10 weddings I attend!!!!

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Exquisite voice and outstanding group. Very professional and prompt in all correspondence and organizational details. She went out of her way to learn "our song" for us, even though it wasn't in her standard repertoire. We had a great event and Karen Wilhelm and her group were fabulous.

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There are very few times I can say I have filled in a survey and gave a perfect score. This time I wish the scores went higher! I hired KAW for a corporate dinner and awards function I was hosting in Atlantic City in February. The KAW team really impressed me from beginning to end. Professionalism, performance, flexibility and music selection was a perfect fit for my group. Nothing replaces live music and a group function and this team real figured out our group and performed beautifully. I look forward to working with them again!! Joe King T-Mobile USA

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Karen was wonderful (the bass and piano player were also great). My parents’ party would not have been complete without the music. Karen was very accommodating to the amount of pieces that I need for the party. I can not wait to host another party so I can hire Karen again!!!!

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A sample of our list of over 300 song favorites!
All Or Nothing At All
Anything Goes
As Time Goes By
At Last
Beautiful Friendship
Beyond The Sea
Black Coffee
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Bye Bye Blackbird
Chances Are
Close Your Eyes
Come Fly With Me
Crazy
Cry Me A River
Devil May Care
Dindi
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Easy To Love
Embraceable You
Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia
Green Dolphin Street
Girl From Ipanema
How Deep Is The Ocean
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write A Book
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I'll Be Seeing You
I'm Beginning To See The Light
In The Wee Small Hours
It Had To Be You
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
I've Got You Under My Skin
Look Of Love
Love For Sale
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mona Lisa
Moonlight In Vermont
The More I See You
My Funny Valentine
Nearness Of You
Night And Day
Old Devil Moon
On A Clear Day
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Over The Rainbow
Pennies From Heaven
Route 66
S'Wonderful
Send In The Clowns
Shadow Of Your Smile
Skylark
Smoke Get's In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over Me
Soon
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Tangerine
Tenderly
That's All
These Foolish Things
They Can't Take That Away
Time After Time
Triste
The Very Thought Of You
Wave
The Way You Look Tonight
What A Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love
When Sunny Get's Blue
You Make Me Feel So Young
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Young And Foolish
Jazz Band
Swing Band
30s Band
40s Band
Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Weddings
Celebrations
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Church Services
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
New Year's Eve Parties
Dinner Dances
Please note Karen Wilhelm will also travel to Grayslake, Wadsworth, Waukegan, North Chicago, Great Lakes, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Zion, Lake Bluff, Russell, Mundelein, Round Lake, Winthrop Harbor, Antioch, Vernon Hills, Benet Lake, Ingleside, Lake Forest, Pleasant Prairie, Bristol.
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