Karen Fulks and Steve Schenkel Are Our Featured Musicians for Sunday, July 16, 2023

Karen Fulks – Vocals

Singer and actress Karen Fulks is a St. Louis mainstay in the jazz, gospel, and musical theater fields. She was the winner of the Arts for Life “Best Performance” Award for her work in the musical “Hairspray.”






Steve Schenkel – Guitar

Steve Schenkel is the guitarist and orchestra manager for the Fox Theater, guitarist for the Muny Opera and the St. Louis Symphony, and a freelance jazz musician. He recently retired after 37 years at Webster University, where he founded the Jazz Studies program, the Webster Jazz Concert Series, and the Jazz Studies/Music Technology program.  His music is heard nationally on the PBS program “Breaking Bread,” as well as by millions of visitors each year in the multimedia show under the Gateway Arch.   Steve works at The Fox Theater as Orchestra Manager and plays for the Muny.  He has also played for the Opera Theater of St. Louis and worked with The Rep and St. Louis Symphony.  This puts him in touch with hundreds of area vocalists and musicians in the St. Louis area. Steve serves as the Music Director of First Unity Church of St. Louis.

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