Mademoiselle Karen is an alias of a danish saxophonist, member of Czesław Śpiewa Band, Karen Duelund Guastavino, which she uses for her solo work. Karen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She began playing flute when she was a child, gradually seeking for deeper sounds by experimenting with instruments like clarinet, tube or saxophone. She received her musical education on Royal Danish Academy of Music.
She has been musically accompanying her friend and schoolmate, Czeslaw Mozil since the golden era of Tesco Value. In 2007, after the rise of new artistic act of Mozil and his removal to Poland, she has become a permanent member of the band. She had participated in recording of Debiut, an album that managed to get at the top of polish charts. Success of the album opened the door to career of Karen and other Czeslaw's bandmates.
Karen started her solo activity in 2008, playing the first solo gigs and recording a demo, entitled 'C'est moi qui chante'. She released her first LP, called Attention in 2010.
Karen is highly inspired by a french music tradition; compositions by Jacques Brel, Édith Piaf played a dominant role in shaping the silhouette of sound of Mademoiselle Karen project. Her modern pop-chanson music carries stigmas of cabaret, a pinch of danish taste and has even rap-influenced parts! During live performances, Mademoiselle Karen is joined by various range of musicians a.k.a. ‘les amis’. All together they serve the songs with high energy, intensity and humor and mix the music styles.
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