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 andUVic Jazz Orchestra. Karla graduated from The University of Victoria with a Bachelor in Music.
Karla has performed at the Cayman Island Winter Music Festival, Nikki Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Vancouver Art Gallery, Holt Renfrew and many Five Star hotels in the Vancouver area. Currently, Karla is taking the music world by storm by jazzing up new restaurants, clubs, galas and events with her solo/ tracks act and alongside world renowned DJ's!
"The exquisite sounds of Saxophonist Karla Sleightholme also reverberated through the night adding pizzaz and texture to the musical ensemble." Joanna Kritikos, Vancouver Observer
"Karla Sleightholme has a passion for music and life, and you can't help but feed off of her amazing energy when she plays her instrument. It's beautiful to be a part of." DJ Leanne, owner of GirlOnWax Events
"Of all the compliments we got last night, you were the top feature at AWEAR last night! You were amazing!” 2013 AWEAR Charity Fashion Show
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