Karen Robinson writes music for musicians, creating interesting melodies and chord changes together with imaginative lyrics. As a vocalist Karen is often compared to Peggy Lee or Billie Holiday, and as a composer to Joni Mitchell, but she remains unique. Karen released her first CD of original jazz music, called "Karen Robinson With", on October 9, 2013. "The range of expression is vast, the songs are rich and complex, and Robinson is direct and always present in the moment." wrote Arts Reporter Stephen Cooke about "Karen Robinson With" when he featured the CD as his Pick of the Week, November 7, 2013, in Halifax's Chronicle Herald.