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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. Karen is currently 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, trios, and quartets.

In 2015, Karen 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 New York. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist award. Formerly a board member of the Somewhere There collective and Assistant Artistic/General Director of Guelph Jazz Festival from 2019-2022, she is the co-founder of TONE festival,  and is Chair for the Music Gallery Board of Directors.

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

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