Karen Ng

Karen Ng (CAN) – Saxophon, Klarinette SOLO
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Toronto based improviser Karen Ng can be found in many different projects across a wide range of music. She has performed with The Weather Station, Andy Shauf, Lido Pimienta, Luka Kuplowsky, Badge Époque Ensemble, Tim Baker, L CON, Happiness Project, and Do Make Say Think. Currently Karen is involved in several improvising ensembles in the city including Rob Clutton Trio, p2p, Kind Mind, Craig Dunsmuir and the Dun Dun Band, See Through 4 as well as various ad hoc duos, trio and quartets that perform all over North America and Europe.

In 2015 she was awarded the Chalmers Professional Development Grant by the Ontario Arts Council to study with the saxophone section of the ICP Orchestra in Europe as well as the OAC National/International Residency grant in 2018 which took place in Brooklyn, NY. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist award. Formerly a board member of the Somewhere There collective and Chair for the Music Gallery Board of Directors, she is now the curator for the Canadian Music Centre Presents (Ontario district), the co-founder of TONE festival, and has returned to Guelph Jazz Festival as Interim Artistic Director for 2024, previously holding the position of Assistant Artistic/General Director from 2019-2022

“Karen Ng has rapidly become a significant presence at the creative edges of Toronto jazz” Stuart Broomer - Whole Note Magazine