Mexican drummer, percussionist and vocalist Karina Colis graduated Summa Cum Laude in Berklee College of Music and is currently based in New York. For over 20 years Karina has been member of several projects having performed at international festivals and renowned venues such as Birdland Jazz Club and Lincoln Center in New York, John F Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and at Jazz Festivals in India as well as International Circuit in Bahrain the Middle East , WOMAD in UK, “Virada Cultural” in Brazil, Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, JazzTales Festival in Egypt, Vive Latino in Mexico to name only a few.
Karina has also collaborated with acclaimed pop artist Talhia, jazz singer/bass player Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Paquito D Rivera, Panamanian singer/songwriter Rubén Blades, OITNB’s Carrie “Big Boo” Black’s Lea Delaria, Benny Benack and Allan Harris among many more. She also shared stage with Antonio Sanchez, Isac Delgado, Armando Manzanero and Claudia Acuña.
As an educator, Karina has given workshops and clinics at Berklee College of Music, Central Washington University, Bellas Artes, JAZUV and Centro de Las Artes in Mexico. She has also traveled regularly to India to teach at the Swarnaboomi Academy of Music.
Karina proudly endorses Paiste Cymbals and Aquarian Drumheads.