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"With everything that has breath..."



June 12th, 2023

An Afternoon of Music

The Berkeley Pepperell

Halifax, NS




Sunday, July 16, 2023

Jazz Crush! The Karlene Marie Trio

TD Halifax Jazz Festival

Hydrostone Park

5547 Young Street

Halifax, NS

12:00 pm

Past Events

"And if there come the singers and the dancers and the flute players, buy of their gifts also.

For they too are gatherers of fruit and frankincense, and that which they bring, though fashioned of dreams, is raiment and food for your soul." -The Prophet Khalil Gibran


Saraka! a jazzy music meal

Saraka! is a new production by Karlene Marie Soprano Songstress that takes its inspiration from a Caribbean immigrant mama’s name for day-old food mixed with a fresh, simple ingredient to bring one nourishing, completely delicious and affordable

new meal to the family table.


The inaugural event  Saraka! A jazzy musical meal happened during African Heritage Month, February 26, 2023, from 7:00 - 9:30 pm LIVE at The Carleton in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Karlene Marie (vocals) and the four-piece combo of Silvio Pupo (keys), Jeff Torbert (guitar), Kyle Tully (bass) and Andrew Miller (drums).

The creativity of Saraka! is celebrated through the songs of prolific, inspirational artists of which Karlene chose 26 to share, 18 that she performed in the show leaving

some more to mix-in for the next time.

The musical menu consists of feel good jazz and other tasty genre-adjacent songs from eras past and present made legendary by African-American composers and interpreters including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Esperanza Spaulding, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Donny Hathaway, Anita Baker, k-os, Stevie Wonder and more.

Highlights - Saraka! a jazzy musical meal*

Karlene Marie (vocals/producer) 
with Silvio Pupo (keyboards), Jeff Torbert (guitar), Kyle Tully (bass), 
Andrew Miller (drums)

*All media recorded February 26, 2023, LIVE at The Carleton, Halifax, Nova Scotia.   


At the opening of  the show, Karlene Marie sings a song by Spencer Williams first recorded by Louis Armstong in 1928.

She is wearing a long, dark skirt with golden flower pattern and black sheer long-sleeved top, over a black halter top.


Karlene Marie singing jazz adjacent songs by Alicia Keys and k-os, and with four piece combo (keys, guitar, drums, bass) wearing dark shirts.

Closing out the show, with Stevie Wonder!

Karlene Marie

Karlene Marie

Headshot for promotional poster. Profile with right hand at chin in long-sleeved dress with small flowers. b & w

Karlene Marie

Karlene Marie

singing at the mic, centre stage with the band. (from left to right, Andrew Miller (drums), Kyle Tully (bass), Jeff Torbert (guitar), Silvio Pupo (keyboards) Color

Karlene Marie

Karlene Marie

with eyes closed at microphone during a band member solo with Kyle Tully, (bass) to the left and Jeff Torber (guitar) to the right. b & w

Karlene Marie

Karlene Marie

stepping to the music across the stage snapping fingers, with Kyle Tully (bass) to the left. Colour

Karlene Marie

Karlene Marie

singing with arm extended in backgroud Kyle Tully (bass) to the left and Jeff Torbert (guitar) to the right. b & w

Karlene Marie

Karlene Marie

at microphone, head slightly looking up while smiling with Kyle Tully (bass) behind her to the left. Colour

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Photography: Kent Martin


Individual and group therapy




Piano and vocal instruction


Get in touch for inquires to:

  • ​engage Karlene Marie for your next event​

  • engage as a side musician and/or session musician (cello)

  • individual music therapy sessions

  • piano and/or vocal instruction for children and adults

  • access to private performance video reels/press kit (presenters)

  • discuss collaborations 

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