Welcome to a preview of the next Jazz artist to be given the William Price King treatment. Starting next week we will be showcasing the life and music of a contemporary artist. Kurt Elling is from Chicago and began his music career by focusing on the classics but turned his talent to Jazz when at college.
Here is something to whet your appetite. My Foolish Heart recorded at the Montreal Jazz Festival and uploaded by supadupasoja
Also if you have not met your host before then here is a recent Smorgasbord Open House that William joined me for.
About William Price King
William Price King is an American jazz singer, musician and composer. Originally he studied classical music and opera but over the years his style has evolved to what many refer to as the ‘sweet point’ where music and voice come together so beautifully.
His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Torme. His jazz album, ‘Home,’ is a collection of contemporary songs and whilst clearly a homage to their wonderful legacy it brings a new and refreshing complexity to the vocals that is entrancing.
His latest album Eric Sempe and William Price King is now available to download. The repertory includes standards such as “Bye Bye Blackbird” (a jazz classic), Sting’s “Englishman in New York,” Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”, Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and other well-known jazz, pop, and rock classics.
William and Eric Sempe have also brought their own magic to the album with original tracks such as Keep on Dreaming and Red Snow with collaboration with Jeanne King
Download the new album. http://cdbaby.com/cd/williampriceking
William is currently in France where he performs in popular Jazz Venues in Nice and surrounding area.
I will leave you with William Price King and guitarist Eric Sempe and a compilation teaser.
You can find the other artists in the previous series here:
Please join us next Wednesday for the start of the Kurt Elling story..