A respected and active guitarist, composer, and educator in the Pittsburgh area, Ken Karsh has been involved in music since he began playing guitar at the age of 9. His guitar instructors included Tom Mester, Denny Cameron, the late Alex Radulesco and Joe Negri.
He attended Berklee College of Music and received his B.M. & M.M. in performance at Duquesne University. While at Duquesne University, Karsh studied composition with Joseph Jenkins and jazz composition with Michael Tomaro.
He has performed with Jimmy McGriff, Barry Miles, Spider Rondinelli, Eric Kloss, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Konitz, Larry Elgart, Joe Negri, Joey DeFrancesco, “Papa John” DeFrancesco, Jack McDuff, Gene Ludwig, Bernadette Peters, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra (performing on Mandolin), Nathan Davis, Michael Gibbs, and Angel Romero.