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Penny King Quartet: New Sounds

Saturday 25 November 7.00pm

Penny joins her regular collaborators Tom O’Halloran, Pete Jeavons and Michael Perkinsfor an exciting night of musical exploration at the Ellington.  This evening will showcase some new arrangements of both well loved standards and contemporary repertoire, as well as some brand new original material.

Penny defies musical classification, moving effortlessly between her jazz and contemporary repertoire and adding her own touch to much-loved standards and more. Known for her engaging stage presence, and a sound ranging from rich swinging tones through to haunting and fragile melodies, expect the unexpected when it comes to repertoire; Radiohead followed by Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins next to Joni Mitchell, and contemporary Australian classics next to original compositions, there is something for every music lover.

One of Western Australia’s leading jazz vocalists, and a regular at the Ellington Jazz Club, Penny has been a firm favourite of jazz audiences for over 20 years. Known for her engaging stage presence, and a sound ranging from rich swinging tones through to haunting and fragile melodies, she has  been featured at the 2013, 2015 and 2017 Perth International Jazz Festival, and has appeared at Rottnest’s ‘Jazz on the Rock Festival’, the York Jazz Festival, the Beaufort St. Festival, Fremantle International Jazz Festival and the Jazz By The Bay Festival, Dunsborough. In 2016 Penny travelled to Melbourne for a show at the Paris Cat Jazz Club.

Penny’s quintet’s debut album ‘Journey’ was released in December 2013, and was shortlisted for best Australian jazz vocal album at the 2014 Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Awards. The album features both original compositions, and original arrangements of jazz and contemporary standards.

King is simply an excellent tradition-rooted jazz singer, whose phrasing and scat are jazz elements delivered with rich, pitch-perfect, humanly nuanced ease’ Katie Bull, The New York City Jazz Record

Penny King is a fine musician…. Her pitch is excellent, accompanied by a crystal clear and authentic tone. Her soloing is always inventive and she nails the shifts in dynamic intensity in all the right places’. Chris McNulty,

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