Biography

 

Hey, Sarah here. My Quintet evolved through Lockdown restrictions & not being able to gig publicly. I swiftly moved to audio recording & production, and after releasing an EP of standards, I've been composing and writing my own songs, inspired by classic jazz standards, with influences of funk & neo-soul.

My love of jazz started as a kid, listening to my Dad, a jazz trumpeter, & a regular on the UK jazz circuit. As a result I absorbed a wide knowledge of jazz standards & styles from a young age.

I have studied jazz singing under Lee Gibson at Mehr Clef Summer school UK, & City Academy & Morley College London. I've collaborated with many, and up until lockdown have had a house residency in South London with my jazz quintet band Kicking Mules. I've sung in ‘Hejira’, a celebration of Joni Mitchell at The South Bank Festival Hall, and have had several solo performances backed by renowned musical arranger Mike King's community choir (MCS), at the Albany Theatre, Deptford, and the Festival Hall, Southbank.  Thanks for tuning in! 

"Sarah King naturally combines the ease and conversational style of jazz with soulful overtones and a musicality that effortlessly engages and connects with her audience."     

Mike King musical director MKC 

"Sarah's voice has that silky and emotional classic jazz quality that a lot of artists strive for"

                                                                                     Jazz Loop, TheLoopNet.work

"Sarah always stuns everyone with her superb grasp of a wide  range of vocal styles. She is a humble yet assured frontwoman with no end of confidence and ability."

Mikey Ahearn, freelance jazz musician

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Deptford Albany, London 2017