Since 1968, performed in entertainment venues throughout the
USA / Canada and as far away as The Poseidon Club in Loutraki Greece
PERFORMED IN SUPERSTAR JAM SESSIONS WITH
* Phil Collins
* Boz Scaggs
* George Benson
* Dan Fogelberg
Recorded Christmas Jazz Album with Donna Summers daughter - Mimi Summers
VOCALIST - Karas packs a punch with a 4 octave range
* powerful Tenor/Baritone deliveries of classical Ecclesiastics to notes so high even banks cant cash them
* falsetto with songs from the 50's to harsh gravelly Motown deliveries and vocal impressions
VOCAL IMPRESSIONIST - Tom Jones & Engelbert Humperdinck that's better than Humperdinck and Jones hitting notes even banks cant negotiate.
Ella Fitzgerald (complete with the scats) Johnny Mathis Wilson Picket David Clayton Thomas.
SOLO OR 5 to 18 PIECE BIG BAND ORCHESTRA
Baltimore News - Theatre & Entertainment review -Jimmy Colimore " Karas is some kind of Van Gogh of the ivories, with every tune stroked into a masterpiece. The set is spellbinding!
London Free Press - Reporter Mark Laidlaw " I found myself at one point, caught up in
a catchy rendition of Moonlight Sonata that would impress the heaviest of cats "
PERFORMED WITH USA & CANADIAN GROUPS
* Apollonia Band,
* The Zim Zimarel 18 piece Orchestra
* Bobby Berger Motown Review
* Blane Kubin Orchestra
* The Bluesmen Review
* Bill Theis Big Band
* Frank Pastorie's Outrage
* Perchance Top 40 Band
* Len Langley 18 piece Orchestra
* New Society Band
KARAS partners & performs with ethnic Bands as well, bringing American music to the crowd with just the right mix from background music -dinner ballads, to hard hitting techno dance mix's, to traditional wedding requests involving father daughter, mother son, last dance, apron dance, to any and all requests having a repertoire of at last count 175,001 songs AND if he doesn't have it.... he'll get it for you.
THE BIGGEST FACTOR aside from talent .... is 40 years of experience :
Karas "reads the crowd & knows what to play and when keeping it fun
and interesting with a perfect variety pleasing to both young and old
SONGWRITER / ARRANGER / PIANIST -
Album #1 - Phil Collins /Daryl Stermer / Alexander Karas -“The unauthorized Jam Session of '78 Underground Cross Keys Album with Phil Collins & GENESIS guitarist Daryl Stermer & Alex Karas playing originals
never heard before Jazz , R&B and Latino
Album #2 - “ALEXANDROS” Originals, R&B,
Album #3 - Donna Summers daughter Mimi Summers & Alexander Karas music project – “Christmas Jazz “ produced at ABBA Recording Studios /// SINGLES INCLUDE: " You Keep me Cryin' " , " Space " - Star Trek with Lyrics
VOICE OVER ANNOUNCER - Radio TV Commercials, Documentary TV Host , Producer & studio musician - national jingles
PERFORMER- Appeared and Recorded “jam sessions' with: Sha Na Na, Phil Collins & Daryl Stermer, members of : George Benson Group, Dan Forgerty Band, DFK Band, John Kenner Band, Buddy Greco & impressionist Rich Little.
Member of 3 house bands until 1970 at North Americas Largest Ballroom - "THE STORK CLUB "
* Cordovox musician with the 18 piece Len Langley Orchestra
* Keyboard player with the Larry Dennis Combo,
* Lead vocalist with the New Society Band .
Concert opening act for The PLATTERS
Concert openening act The DUPREES
Vocalist Bobby Berger Motown Review,
Vocalist Apollonia Band
Solo engagements as a vocalist / keyboard artist / DJ at weddings,
Bull Roasts, Political Events and Charity fund raisers Kennedy Krieger Institute for children & staff since 2001.,
THEATRICAL- ON CAMERA
“ Meteor Man ” - The movie starring Bill Cosby & Robert Townsend. Karas' role- bit parts arrest scenes & driver
“ Wonderworld ”- WJZ TV -13 Co-host with Bob Turk - A nationally syndicated, Group W, half hour
kids show. Airing prime-time Friday's - weekly from 1981- 83
“ We're On !! " - Locally produced - co-hosted by kids. Show aired PBS stations 12 months
“ Pepsi ” - With Michael Jackson & Alfonso. Front line talent/ national spot.
“ Law Office Cohen & Weiss ” -on camera talent, Emergency Room Doctor. television commercial/
“ Maryland Public Television “ - On camera talent, “KIDS WORLD” - instructor “ How to Scuba Dive Safely ”
“ Welcome Channel 2 ” - Television Station Promo / on camera talent
“ Evening Magazine “ - On camera talent - a regular on national & local reels
“ Twelve Monkeys ” - The movie starring Bruce Willis. Front line bit part-secret service crash party scene.
“ AHEPA Biography Channel ” - TV Show Host - current