Karin Carlson is a Winnipeg-based freelance musician. She plays trombone in the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the B-Side Champs, the Executive Big Band, and Marco Castillo’s Brazilian Beats. She sings jazz and big band songs in several bands in the city, as well as arranging all styles, from jazz, pop, R & B, disco, and Latin.
Once a year for the past 8 years, she has written arrangements for, played trombone in, and sung in a 8-12 piece horn-centric band to compete in the local fundraiser Techapalooza. The past few years she has migrated into, if not “bandleader,” “rehearsal director and horn-player wrangler.” In 2020, the band was a big band. In prior years, it was a Latin Rock band, an Rhythm and Blues band, and mixed popular styles (funk, disco, pop, etc.) with a focus on horns.