Innovative jazz and contemporary saxophone sounds over electronic house, soul, world and lounge music
Playing at top Vancouver and international venues, Karla Sleightholme is one of those rare female saxophone players.
Karla performs innovative jazz and contemporary saxophone sounds over jazz, Top 40, electronic house, and lounge music. Her exquisite sound captures the subtleties of a voice and creates beautiful dulcet tones.
Raised in the UK and Vancouver, Karla has been exposed to music all her life. Her great–grandfather was a renowned brass band conductor in the UK, her mother is well known in the music world both provincially and nationally, and all her siblings are musicians in their own right.
Karla started her first group with her siblings when she was in high school as a jazz combo playing at local restaurants and art showings in the Fraser Valley. In her university days, Karla was lead alto chair in the UBC Jazz Band and UVic Jazz Orchestra. Karla graduated from The University of Victoria with a Bachelor in Music.
Recently, Karla has returned as feature artist at New York Couture Fashion Week and opening for John Legend in Reno.
Karla has performed in London UK, Mallorca Spain, Cabo San Lucas, The Cayman Islands, New York, Reno…and Vancouver’s hottest clubs, private parties, galas and five star hotels.
Karla is a great addition to any Corporate Event or Christmas Function as she has a large variety of songs on her roster. She can go from enjoyable backround music to upbeat dance songs in a matter of minutes and she does it in style.
"The exquisite sounds of Saxophonist Karla Sleightholme also reverberated through the night adding pizzaz and texture to the musical ensemble." –Joanna Kritikos, Vancouver Observer