When people ask me about my music and how I got started, I tell them that my singing career really started by accident. Music was never something that I planned to do or something that I picked. It just happened. After all that I've experienced, and all of the wonderful people that I've met, I don't think I would trade this gig for any other in the world.
One day a shy girl from Philadelphia, PA, was sweeping her front stoop and sweetly singing Summertime” when a guitarist/writer from Philadelphia International Records walked by and heard her singing. He was so impressed by what he heard that he auditioned her, hired her and the rest is history. That was the beginning of a singing career that would WOW people in Brazil, France, Africa, Japan, Turkey, and other places around the world.
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Denise King sings pop and jazz standards with touches of
the blues, soul and even gospel in a voice steeped in a
sophisticated, swinging, sometimes soulful, satin style much
like one of her idols, Sarah Vaughan. —Donald True Van
Deusen, All About Jazz