Jess King
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Jess King

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Nov
21
Jess King @ Private Event

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Nov
13
Jess King @ The Village Underground

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Oct
20
Jess King @ CMJ Showcase

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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Last week I took a trip downtown to see singer/songwriter Jess King at the Village Underground. It's been years since I've been to that venue, I think the last time I was there was back in 2001 for a Howie Day/John Mayer show, but I remember really liking the space. Walking in I could tell that they've clearly had some renovations since I've last been there and it's really a nice place to see a show.

This was my second time seeing Jess, the first was at the National Underground a few months ago (I'm sure eventually I'll see her somewhere above ground). Jess went on around 8pm and played for about 45 minutes, accompanied again by Andra Voldins on viola & Kevin Hunter on guitar. A lot of my impressions from seeing her the first time were only reinforced this time around. She's extremely talented with a great voice and really strong vocals. Her songs cover various themes and tempos and the crowd of 100+ people was clearly into the show clapping throughout and listening intently. Flat out, Jess is impressive to see in person, I think she's got a very bright future ahead of her.


- The Tremagazine, Music Blog, by PT


Discography

Jess King is completing a new EP in November 2009. Previously, she has an EP that she recorded with Steve Addabbo (producer of Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega).

Her web pages will soon be updated with new music this November:
www.jessking.com
www.myspace.com/jesskingmusic

Live video footage is available here as well - with more to come (soon to post her CMJ set!)

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Bio

Poised and passionate are two words that first come to mind when describing Jess King. She has the qualities of a timeless artist: a striking voice, full of depth and emotional richness, and lyrics and melodies that relate to listeners easily. As Jess reveals her world through voice and piano, we are led on a journey from her heart into our own, and are left feeling somehow more connected to something greater through listening. Her songs finds their way through pop, rhythm and blues, rock, and jazz and seem to transcend category. Listeners of all musical tastes are affected by Jess King’s uniquely “gentle, yet powerful” voice.

Few Highlights.
After recording her first EP with producer Steve Addabbo in early 2007 (Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Sonya Kitchell), Jess spent 3 months performing in Japan; a highlight of her stay was a compliment and hug from the legendary Stevie Wonder, who was drawn in by Jess' voice while eating dinner at a nearby restaurant. Since returning, Jess has been dedicating her time toward writing and recording new songs.

After her return to the states in June 2008, her music caught the ear of Andy Karp (just prior to his leaving Atlantic Records), who connected her with a producer at Warner Music , with whom she collaborated. She is currently working on a new EP scheduled to be done in late November 2009.

Performance.
Jess King may be found performing regularly throughout New York City and far beyond. Music has literally brought her around the world, as she continues to inspire audiences with her captivating presence and soulful sound. Most of her public shows are listed on her myspace page or on her website at: www.jessking.com. Jess has played at some of New York's best live music venues, including The Village Underground, Rockwood Music Hall, and Joe's Pub. Meanwhile, she may also be seen volunteering her time and talent by performing at (and sometimes helping organize) various benefits to support humanitarian causes. She is currently working to help put together an event to fundraise for Women of the Congo. Jess is a dedicated and passionate artist with a will to make a difference on many levels.