Karen has graced such stages as: Glamorama - A fundraiser for both The Children’s Cancer Research Fund and The Art Institute of Chicago, it was put together by Marshall Fields in conjunction with The Ford Modeling agency. Karen shared the bill with the likes of Patti Labelle, The Commodores and Sheila E. She has also performed for Russell Simmons on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Chicago’s Fashion Week w/Marshall Fields, S.O.B’s, Central Parks summer stage with the Lyricist Lounge, The Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House for Def Poetry Plugged In, The Whitney Museum, CMJ, Joe’s Pub, C.B.G.B’s C.B.G.B’s Gallery, Acme Underground, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, CAAM - California African American Museum, Pon Di River -Literary Arts and Music Festival in Jamaica W.I. to name a few.
Karen has completed a project for Viacom/The Kaiser Foundation, an AIDS testing awareness radio spot that she wrote (other artists included Common) and a VH1 SOUL commercial spot (currently running). She is a Canadian Council for the Arts-Grant Recipient for The Spoken Word and Storytelling Program (dub rap poetry).
Karen has worked and collaborated with a plethora of producers from around the globe. She has been a part of numerous compilations worldwide.
Karen Gibson Roc is the executive producer of her independently recorded and released album “5&2fish” - 2003. KGR and Fluid released a CD “Live @ The Whitney Museum NYC” - 2006. KGR and Fluid have also completed a live DVD/CD project “Traveling With Light” - 2007 (Produced by Lbm Productions with funding from The Canadian Council Of The Arts). 2008 saw the release of the acclaimed album "Touching The Soul" on Lemongrassmusic...it was re release by r2lounge of Japan in 2010 and MOST RECENTLY SHE RELEASED "THE COOL OF THE DAY" -- out on Lemongrassmusic. Karen was born on the island of Jamaica W.I. and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Karen now resides in Culver City, CA