Amanda King Amanda King

Combining the best of jazz and cabaret by focusing on the words, the music, and the swing, Amanda King masterfully interprets the music she adores. Based in San Francisco and well known to audiences throughout California, she specializes in the glorious music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. In 2007, her singing career was launched with her one woman show “It's About Damn Time” and has climbed steadily with critically acclaimed shows at some of the finest venues on both coasts.

Amanda is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the 1930’s and 40’s, as well as jazz standards and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. Possessing a smoothness of voice and surety of style, she has been hailed in the New York Times as one of the nightclub world’s “exceptional rising talents”. Combining the best of jazz and cabaret by focusing on the words, the music, and the swing, Amanda masterfully interprets the music she adores.

A native of Indianapolis IN, and having lived in New York, Paris and Los Angeles, from an early age Amanda was a frequent actor in regional productions and was one of the youngest Apprentices at the famed Actors Theater of Louisville. Acting was her focus but music was always a part of her life. A professional singer only since 2007 with her heralded debut in the one woman show “It's About Damn Time” at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater Center, she found herself with a following that wanted to hear more. In 2008, she continued to combine her theatrical and musical gifts garnering critical acclaim as “Queenie” in Duke Ellington’s rarely performed jazz opera, “Queenie Pie”, produced by the Oakland Opera Theater. Later that year, Amanda performed with the prestigious San Francisco Chamber Orchestra singing Gershwin songs arranged for the orchestra by Bay Area jazz icon Jeff Neighbor.

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*********************************** From The New York Times

“Stately grandeur and youthful intensity: the annual New York Cabaret Convention at the Rose Theater has never lacked for great ladies and refined gentlemen. But as for youth (performers under 50), it has always struggled to forge a credible connection between a nightclub tradition nearly done in by rock ’n’ roll and television and the idea of a future. This year was different. All it takes to demonstrate that somehow or other the tradition goes on is a couple of exceptional rising talents. And at the convention’s opening-night gala on Thursday, two singers ��” T. Oliver Reid and Amanda King ��” leapt out from the pack.”

************************************ From San Francisco Chronicle

“The stakes had been raised exponentially by the time young Bay Area singer Amanda King took the stage at the Hotel Nikko's Rrazz Room on Monday night

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Chanteuse

Grand Boy Records
2008

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