Karen Jeffreys

Originally from Erie, PA, vocalist Karen Jeffreys is a diverse musician with more than 15 years of experience fronting her own band. Beginning early, she studied classical voice with Rebecca Ryan of the D’Angelo School of Music. After years of performing at the nationally recognized Youtheater at the Erie Playhouse, Karen moved on as lead vocalist for the international tour of Up With People. Karen started fronting her own band in 2000 with “Starfish” funking it out playing clubs, festivals and weddings in northwestern PA for more than five years. That exposure lead her to becoming lead vocalist for Erie favorite Dave Stephens Big Band. DSBB highlights include headlining the “Chautauqua Institute Summer Concert Series” and “8 Great Tuesdays.”