Karen Nunis Blackstone & Friends
Karen Nunis Blackstone is a singer/songwriter and visual artist now back in Malaysia after many years in Japan, Singapore and the US, where she sang in various jazz and blues collaborative efforts and exhibited her artworks.
She also writes and co-writes music best described as "East meets West”, fusing the idioms of jazz, blues and folk with traditional Southeast Asian elements.
Her first album, “Give Me Sanity” received significant radio airplay in the US and Japan, while her second album, “Dark Sun Big Rain” was nominated Best English Album at the AIM (Anugerah Industri Musik) Awards in Malaysia in 2009; and also received 2 nominations at VIMA 2009 (Voize Independent Music Awards) for Best Female Singer and Best Genre Bender.
At Ril’s she will be singing vintage jazz and blues tunes accompanied by Chong Yew on piano and Jen Wei on bass.