Hi, and Welcome!
I'm Karly - which is technically my nickname. Karlyn (pronounced CAR-LIN) is my formal name, and the name I chose for my business. If that confuses you, you're not alone! I went to music school, not business school, so giving my company a name that confuses people is only one of the many mistakes I made in my early years as a small business owner. But, it's too late to change it now!
Following 4 years of undergraduate music study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and 3 years as a musician in New York City, I returned to Omaha. I love the midwest and have enjoyed making music in my hometown. One of the highlights of my return to the heart of America has been traveling around the country as a pianist for Grammy-award winning band (and #1 selling Christmas act of ALL TIME!) MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER. Some people do not know that the creator, Chip Davis, lives here in Omaha. Being a part of the Steamroller family has been one of the greatest blessings of my musical career.
When I am not working with the Steamrollers, I make my living as a pianist and vocalist who specializes in creating elegant music for special events. I especially enjoy making unique musical arrangements of songs for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours, and hearing them come to life with other instruments like strings or my full jazz band. I always encourage my clients to think outside the box... even if there is not sheet music out in the world for a song they love, I can create it for any instruments they choose.
I hope you'll stick around and take a listen to some of the tracks I've posted on my HOME page. If you are interested in inquiring about my availability and pricing for a wedding, funeral, dinner party, cocktail hour, or anything in-between, please visit my CONTACT page.
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