Kara Johnstad
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Where are you located?
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Radio Broadcaster
Tell us a little about your background...
singer/songwriter. based in Berlin, Germany.
Last two CDs Paths X and Pages of Sand.
Currently working on four top projects.
I am currently working together with the italian film composer and arranger Fabrizio Pigliucci on my next original album entitled Moon In Capricorn.

Then I have a fantastic new project which I am TOTALLY excited about, LE GRAND LOVE - in which a sing the works of the great french composer Michel Legrand. The band in TOP!!! Rolf Zielke on piano, Stephan Braun on Cello and Rhani Krija on percussion. We just premiered it in Berlin to a sold out house and are very interested in working internationally. Festivals, Theaters, concerts. Please feel free to contact my management.

Then I am producing and creating and singing in a wonderful jazz / swing orchestra production entitled LADIES OF SWING which will premiere August 2009 at the renowned Rheingau Music Festival.

I am honored to work closely together with the voice over artist and visual designer MJ Hummingway on a new poetry compilations. We plan to debut the Kite Tailor project in 2009. and last but not least... I do so love this world of music, I produce and host of the Essence Radio Show which airs world wide at
www.globalvortexradio.com. The Essence Radio Show airs 5 hours weekly and plays the top in World, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter, New Age, Ambient, Lounge and more.It is personal, it is spiritual and it celebrates my deep belief in global mind - global heart - that we are one love vibe pure...

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Come visit me at www.myspace.com/karajohnstad

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Join and receive not only my top requested songs but also the newest releases before they are even on the normal market. I love knowing who I am singing to while sitting at that Steinway piano or writing my songs in a train on tour. And here is my THE ESSENCE RADIO SHOW in which I get to share with you other wonderful new artists and my philosophy on cherishing life and living from that space of pureness and creativity. Global Mind, Global Heart. Connecting us together each Sunday and through NOW NEW through the archive links, we can do the Sunday Summit Centering space every minute of the day. Here is are a few links to the shows that play everything from Jazz to film to new age to chipmunk delight.

in light,

Kara .

THE ESSENCE SHOW - host kara johnstad - ep 40.mp3

THE ESSENCE RADIO SHOW Host Kara Johnstad ep. 89.mp3

THE ESSENCE - ft. Kara Johnstad - Ep. 77 1128.mp3

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APR 9 + 10 Live CD will be cut of NYC Debut. LE GRAND LOVE - songs of Legrand

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

April 9+10 Cutting live CD of NYC PREMIERE, New Michel Legrand CD in the works. Countdown. 11 days. Tix selling fast!

Contact www.metropolitanroom.com for tickets and listen to samples of the show at www.legrandlove.com

From Berlin, the American Jazz Singer Kara Johnstad debuts her acclaimed performance of “LE GRAND LOVE, “ a tribute honoring the music of Michel Legrand. Kara leads… Continue


Posted on March 21, 2010 at 2:21pm 0 Comments

So today was simply a beautiful Equinox. I did my morning run and then walked in the rain along the river.

I seem to be running out of time lately... the papers said that literally the earth changed and the das are shorter after the last earthquake in Chile. Suppose to have changed by mili seconds, but I feel like there is a huge shift in the air.

Anyway.. tickets are selling quickly in NYC and people are now flying in from Rome, Chicago, LA, Minneapolis, London and… Continue


Posted on March 6, 2010 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

"Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation of our lives."


THE ESSENCE SHOW IS UPLEVELING!!!! Global Vortex Radio is expanding and THE ESSENCE SHOW is tripling her listeners weekly. So just like nature needs a bit of quiet time to regenerate and prepare for Spring, Global Vortex is also taking approx. 3 weeks of being offline and restructuring and uploading new… Continue

THE ESSENCE SHOW . Archive Player ep 41

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 7:47am 0 Comments

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Personal Note: Here is the archive of last weeks show. Berlin is slowly warming up and I am so much looking forward to Spring arriving. Then the balcony season will begin.. until then it is candle light at breakfast and poetry reading before I go to sleep.

Take care and enjoy this weeks… Continue

THE ESSENCE RADIO SHOW - archive player - ep 78

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 11:08am 0 Comments

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"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” Judy Garland

count down to my LE GRAND LOVE concert weekend... celebrating valentines day with music and great audiences... I am giving a one hour interview this week on jazz radio… Continue

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At 8:45am on January 13, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

At 9:02am on March 1, 2010, Sundar said…
Guten Tag, Kara!
Good hearing from you. Can I send you MP3s or would you prefer the disc?
At 8:14am on March 1, 2010, Morrie Louden said…
Hi Kara,
Thanks for checkin in!
How's the music biz in Germany?
At 2:52am on February 27, 2010, Paul " SEQUENCE " Ferguson said…
Call me when you can
At 11:23am on February 1, 2010, Paul " SEQUENCE " Ferguson said…
Hi how are you, long time no talk so glad to see you.
At 11:28am on January 30, 2010, dirk amrein said…
At 5:07am on January 2, 2010, Peter Davis said…
A very happy New Year to you too Kara! May it be both peaceful and productive. The Ladies Of Swing sounds great. Can't wait to hear it!
Lots of good vibes!
Peter BB

At 5:53pm on November 13, 2009, Stephen L. Gilbreath said…

I think you have a couple of good suggestions. Watch for a short email from me soon.

At 6:29am on November 6, 2009, Stephen L. Gilbreath said…
Kara -

By all means! Please tell me if you will, does your audience like Big Band music -- the kind played by the original sidemen of the WW2 Swing-era orchestras -- like at http://www.BigBandsAlive.com (LISTEN & LOOK button)?

How do the people in Germany today feel, can you tell me, about discussing or even the mention of WW2-era music or things? Please pardon my bluntness in this question, but is that potentially a subject that could offend some German folk -- or are all or most there OK about that now?
At 8:08am on October 1, 2009, Ingrid Müller-Marx said…

Hello and swinging greetings, Ingrid Müller-Marx







Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams


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