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.