PENNY KING JAZZ
Penny King has been performing with her band professionally since 1996, and is well respected in the Perth jazz scene for her well crafted stage presence, and her diverse arrangements of standards and contemporary tunes.
In the quartet and quintet setting, Penny's repertoire ranges from modern takes on standards through to blues, ballads and contemporary tunes, and reflects the wide array of vocalists that she takes influence from, including Carmen McRae, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Joni Mitchell, singer-songwriters James Taylor and Ben Folds, and contemporaries Kurt Elling, Holly Cole and Beady Belle. Penny delights in working with Perth?s leading musicians, all nationally and internationally celebrated for their work.
Penny has been a featured vocalist with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, and has made numerous appearances at the Perth Jazz Society, both with her own quartet, as well as being a featured performer at the annual 'Ladies of Jazz' concerts for many years. She has appeared at the Rottnest Festival, the York Jazz Festival, and the Fremantle International Jazz Festival. Penny has sung along side such luminaries as James Morrison and Dale Barlow, and, as part of the Mike Pigneguy sextet, supported Dame Kiri Te Kanawa when she performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Penny performs regularly at Perth's finest Jazz venue, the Ellington Jazz Club, and has played at numerous venues around Perth including the Quarry Amphitheatre, Jazz Fremantle, the Universal Bar, the Oxford Hotel, The Subiaco Hotel Cafe, the University Club, the Mad Monk Brewery and Hotel Northbridge. Penny had an original track featured on the Jazzaziz II CD, released in 2005 by JazzWA.
She also featured on the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra's 1996 CD release Night and Day. A graduate of the esteemed Jazz programme at WAAPA, Penny combines her love of performing with music education, and is currently teaching jazz vocals both privately and in the jazz course at WAAPA.
Penny is available for corporate events, private functions, weddings and special occassions.
Reviewed on 10th Jun 2016
We have nothing but glowing feedback about Penny and the band. They were absolutely brilliant and really topped the night off. They really added to the whole atmosphere we tried to create (and I think pulled off!).
Penny's voice is amazing, really smooth and easy to listen to.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Thanks for all your help!