William Price King – A Man and his Music – Jazz, Contemporary, Classical and Legends.

Welcome to the music of William Price King who has introduced us to the legends of jazz, classical and contemporary music over the last four years.

About William Price King.

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

His debut jazz album was entitled “Home,” and was a collection of contemporary compositions he composed, with lyrics written by his wife Jeanne King. His second album was a Duo (Voice and Guitar) with Eric Sempé on the guitar. This album included original songs as well as well known standards from contemporary jazz and pop artists. The “King-Sempé” duo toured France and thrilled audiences for more than three years before going their separate ways. King has formed a new duo called “Clear Cut,” and is now exploring new ideas, in a smooth jazz/soul/folk direction.

In addition to singing and composing, King has been collaborating with author Sally Cronin over the past few years on her blog “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life,” with the series “A Man And His Music – Jazz, Contemporary, Classical, and Legends” and now, the “William Price King Music Column.” Working with author Sally Cronin has been an exhilarating experience in many ways and has brought a new dimension to King’s creative life. King has also created a micro blog, “Improvisation,” which features and introduces mostly jazz artists from across the jazz spectrum who have made considerable contributions in the world of jazz; and also artwork from painters who have made their mark in the world of art. This micro blog can be found on Tumblr.

His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Tormé. King has a distinctive wide-ranging voice which displays a remarkable technical facility and emotional depth.

William Price King on Tumblr – IMPROVISATION https://williampriceking.tumblr.com
 

Connect with William

LINKS
Links to website – http://www.williampriceking.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WilliamPriceKing
Twitter – @wpkofficial
Regular Venue – http://cave-wilson.com/
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/william-price-king/id788678484

Meet the stars of the series.

Kurt Elling

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/kurt-elling/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-kurt-elling/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-kurt-elling-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-kurt-elling-part-three/

Natalie Cole

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/natalie-cole/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-natalie-cole-the-early-years/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-natalie-cole-part-two-into-the-90s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-natalie-cole-the-finale/

Tony Bennett

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/tony-bennett/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/smorgasbord-summer-jazz-2017-william-price-king-meets-tony-bennett/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/smorgasbord-summer-jazz-2017-william-price-king-meets-tony-bennett-part-two-the-1950s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/smorgasbord-summer-jazz-2017-william-price-king-meets-tony-bennett-part-three-the-1960s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/smorgasbord-summer-jazz-2017-william-price-king-meets-tony-bennett-the-70s-and-80s-rollercoaster-years/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-tony-bennett-the-1990s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-tony-bennett-happy-90th-birthday/

Diana Krall

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/diana-krall/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-diana-krall/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-diana-krall-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-diana-krall-3/ Part three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-diana-krall-the-finale/

Quincy Jones

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/quincy-jones/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/new-series-a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-quincy-jones-part-one/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-quincy-jones-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-quincy-jones-part-three/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-quincy-jones-1980s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-quincy-jones-finale/

Sir George Shearing

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/sir-george-shearing/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-sir-george-shearing/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/william-price-king-and-man-and-his-music-meets-sir-george-shearing/  Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-sir-george-shearing-collaborations/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-sir-george-shearing-the-60s/

Ella Fitzgerald

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/the-ella-fitzgerald-story/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-ella-fitzgerald/ Part One.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-ella-fitzgerald-the-40s-and-50s/ Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-ella-fitzgerald-the-songbooks/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/william-price-king-meets-ella-fitzgerald-part-four-collaborations/ Part Four

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/william-price-king-meets-ella-fitzgerald-the-final-performance/ Part Five

Nina Simone

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/nina-simone/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nina-simone/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-meets-nina-simone-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nina-simone-part-three-the-civil-rights-movement/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nina-simone-the-70s/

Roberta Flack

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/roberta-flack/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-roberta-flack/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-roberta-flack-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-roberta-flack-part-three/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-roberta-flack-the-finale/

Mel Torme

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/mel-torme/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme/  Part One.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-two-1940s/  Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-three-the-50s/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-four-the-1960s/ Part Four

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-five-the-70s-and-80s/ Part Five

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-the-finale/ Part Six

Nat King Cole

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/nat-king-cole/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nat-king-cole-part-one/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nat-king-cole-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nat-king-cole-part-three/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-nat-king-cole-part-four/

William Price King in Concert

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king/william-price-king-in-concert/

The Classical series

Series One – Luciano Pavarotti

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/classical-music-with-william-price-king-luciano-pavarotti/  Part One.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/classical-music-with-william-price-king-luciano-pavarotti-part-two/  Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/classical-music-with-william-price-king-luciano-pavarotti-part-three/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/classical-music-with-william-price-king-luciano-pavarotti-part-four-1980s/  Part Four

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/classical-music-with-william-price-king-luciano-pavarotti-part-five-the-1990s/  Part Five

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/classical-music-with-william-price-king-luciano-pavarotti-the-finale/  The Finale

Series Two – Andrea Bocelli

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/classical-music-with-william-price-king-andrea-bocelli-the-early-years/ Part One

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/classical-music-with-william-price-king-andrea-bocelli-part-two/ Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/classical-music-with-william-price-king-andrea-bocelli-part-three-2000-2010/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/classical-music-with-william-price-king-andrea-bocelli-up-to-date/ Part Four.

Series Three – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/classical-music-with-william-price-king-dame-kiri-te-kanawa-the-early-years/ Part One.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/classical-music-with-william-price-king-dame-kiri-te-kanawa-part-two-international-debuts/ Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/classical-music-with-william-price-king-dame-kiri-te-kanawa-part-three/ Part Three

Series Four – Leontyne Price

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/classical-music-with-william-price-king-leontyne-price-the-early-years/ Part One

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/classical-music-with-william-price-king-leontyne-price-part-two-star-on-the-rise-2/ Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/classical-music-with-william-price-king-leontyne-price-part-three-1960s/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/classical-music-with-william-price-king-leontyne-price-the-finale/ The Finale

Contemporary Legends.

The life and music of Bruce Springsteen.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/new-series-william-price-king-meets-some-legends-bruce-springsteen-the-early-years/   Part One.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-bruce-springsteen-part-two/  Part Two.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-bruce-springsteen-the-1980s/  Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-bruce-springsteen-part-four-1990s-to-2006/  Part Four

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-bruce-springsteen-up-to-the-present-day/  Part Five.

The life and music of Dame Shirley Bassey.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dame-shirley-bassey-the-early-years/ The Early Years.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dame-shirley-bassey-part-two/ Part Two.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/william-price-meets-some-legends-dame-shirley-bassey-the-1970s/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/william-price-meets-some-legends-dame-shirley-bassey-1980s-and-1990s/ The Finale

Stevie Wonder

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-stevie-wonder-the-early-years/ Part One.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-stevie-wonder-part-two-the-1970s/  Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/william-price-meets-some-legends-stevie-wonder-part-three-the-1980s/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-stevie-wonder-highlights-from-the-last-20-years/ The Finale

Barbra Streisand.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/new-series-of-william-price-king-meets-some-legends-barbra-streisand-the-early-years/ 

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-barbra-streisand-1960s1970s-its-all-about-the-music/ Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-barbra-streisand-the-collaborations/ Part Three

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-barbra-streisand-1980s1990s-and-films/ Part Four

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-barbra-streisand-the-finale/ Part Five

Sir Tom Jones

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-sir-tom-jones-the-early-years/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-sir-tom-jones-1960s-las-vegas-elvis-presley-and-delilah/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-sir-tom-jones-country-music-and-sex-bomb/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-sir-tom-jones-career-and-hits-2007-to-2017/

Dionne Warwick

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dionne-warwick-the-early-years/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dionne-warwick-a-hit-filled-1960s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dionne-warwick-ill-never-love-this-way-again-1970s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dionne-warwick-to-the-present-day/

ABBA

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-abba-meet-the-group/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-abba-the-hits-start-rolling-in/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-abba-mid-1970s/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-abba-part-four-gimme-gimme-more-hits/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-abba-the-1980s/

 

 

 

 

 

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