Sarah L King is gaining recognition on the London jazz scene as an assured, silky-voiced vocalist with a warm stage presence. She is an accomplished composer and lyricist, with funk and soul inspired original songs that weave into her repertoire alongside her beautifully interpreted standards from the American songbook.
Her assured grasp of many jazz standards comes from the early influence of her father, a jazz trumpeter, & this could also explain the beautifully soulful and heartfelt phrasing she conjures, to make songs very much her own. Sarah has released an EP and several singles, and is currently working on her debut album of original songs, due for release n Autumn 2023.
Sarah started singing in soul & gospel choirs, with several solo performances backed by renowned musical arranger Mike King's community choir (MCS), at the Albany Theatre, Deptford, & Festival Hall, Southbank, before emerging as a solo artist. She's studied jazz singing at Mehr Clef School UK, City Academy, & Morley College London. In 2019 she formed her first band Kicking Mules & had an 8 month residency in a London Jazz Bar. During Lockdown she turned her talents to writing & recording, and emerged with her newly formed quintet who are in regular demand across the UK capital.
"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