Aaron Graves Quartet Featuring Denise King
Kick off the Jazz Festival Weekend only at Top of the Pines!
Aaron Graves Quartet featuring Denise King
Artists aren’t made, they are born; born with an innate sense of wonder and a unique perspective of the world. Denise King is no exception. Always having a love of music, it wasn’t until the age of thirteen that she was introduced to Jazz by an uncle, Herbert Tatum, who had an extensive collection of Jazz LPs. This love was further cultivated by family, when a cousin shared her passion for the stylings and energy of Nina Simone. Denise found herself immersed in "studies" involving hours of listening to the Jazz greats, both vocalists and instrumentalists. Denise emulated the phrasing of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat "King" Cole and Frank Sinatra. She gained an appreciation for lyrics from Lil Jimmy Scott, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McCrae and Nina Simone. Listening as intensely to Jazz as she did R&B or music of her era, she had no idea that her listening sessions were preparing her for a career in music. Denise King has sung at almost all of the top venues in Philadelphia, several in New York, Paris, Turkey, Brazil, Africa, Germany and Japan during the past 25 years. A keeper of the flame…she holds the preservation and presentation of the traditional style of Jazz singing close to her heart. No gimmicks, no pyrotechnics, just an intense focus on the melody and the lyrical content. It is this philosophy that finds her in Paris, Milan, Israel and all points in between, acting as the Ambassador-ess for the nostalgic sounds of Jazz. From her warm and welcoming presence on stage, the subtle nuance of a bygone days, and the recordings that speak to the natural elegance of an era that greatly influenced her life, Denise King is keeping the romance and nostalgia of all the great ladies of Jazz alive and well. Wit Philly ‘Great’ Aaron Graves on Piano as Musical Director & her Bandleader….this will be a stellar performance!!! Get your Tickets for the Denise King Show before they’re gone
|Event Date||10/14/2021 7:30 pm|
|Event End Date||10/14/2021 9:30 pm|