Another View crowd pleaser returns! Karen Oberlin is an acclaimed singer of the Great American Songbook and has frequently performed at the Algonquin, Café Carlyle, Feinstein’s, and 54 Below. As she herself says, “Telling the story, both musically and lyrically, is what I find most exciting and galvanizing as a performer.” This year, she brings us the popular songs performed by Doris Day. Que Sera Sera!
Hailed as one of premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook by both the New York Times and London’s Classical Source, Oberlin was deeply honored to receive, in 2013, both the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s most prestigious Donald F. Smith Award and an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Dix Hills Performing Arts Center/Five Towns College. Previously a winner of Nightlife Award for Jazz Vocalist of the Year and also Bistro and MAC Awards, Karen Oberlin returns to London’s most exquisite cabaret club, the Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel, for her third consecutive year in late 2014. In one of her numerous raves in the New York Times, Stephen Holden said, “Beyond having a pretty voice, poise and interpretive insight… Ms. Oberlin has impeccable classic pop style (and) musical intelligence.” Rex Reed, in the New York Observer, called her performance “thrilling,” and continued, “Oberlin is as lovely to look at as she is to hear -- subtle, elegant and musically spot on. She’s a keeper!” The music critic for The Nation, David Yaffe, says Ms. Oberlin “reaches into the minds and muses of our golden repertoire to teach us, dazzle us, and send us to a Tin Pan Alley nirvana, as deep as the ocean and high as the sky. She is truly a marvel.”