Amanda King to debut in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center and at The Metropolitan Room – 10/7 & 8

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Amanda King to debut in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center and at The Metropolitan Room

SAN FRANCISCO, CA SEPTEMBER 28, 2010:  Jazz and cabaret singer Amanda King will make her New York City debut with two important shows on October 7th and 8th.  Invited to sing at the Opening Night Gala of the 21st New York Cabaret Convention presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation, King is the only west coast based singer to join the Thursday October 7th evening star-studded lineup of veteran entertainers including Andrea Marcovicci, Barbara Carroll, and Marilyn Maye who will receive “The Mabel Award” that evening.

The Gala will begin at 6p in Rose Theater of Jazz at Lincoln Center, 33 W. 60th St., NYC 10023.  Tickets are $100/$50/$25 and available through www.mabelmercer.org

The next night, Friday October 8th at 11pm, Ms. King will bring to the famed Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St., NYC 10010 her new show “Forgotten Women, Lost Songs”. Tickets are $20/$15 for MAC and Cabaret Hotline members and available through www.metropolitanroom.com

This show pays tribute to three remarkable singers/performers of yesteryear; Blanche Calloway, Bea Wain, and Mildred Bailey.  In addition, it will bring back to the stage and to the ear some songs of the 1930s and 40s (movie musicals, big band swing era, Great American Songbook) that haven’t been heard in decades.

King specializes in finding these long lost musical gems, both the people and the music they perform.  Her shows in New York will present some of the finest music ever written for the popular voice of those early jazz years.  Often compared to the great singers of the era, King has been hailed by Seán Martinfield of the San Francisco Sentinel as “the right voice for the very best in American songwriting”.

Joining her onstage for both shows will be three great jazz musicians – Daryl Kojak, piano & musical director; Sean Conly, bass; Anthony Pinciotti, drums.

“Last night I went to see a local San Francisco singer, Amanda King, who is just starting her career. I met her at a jazz party a year or so ago and at the party I overheard a bass player say that he thought Amanda was the closest thing to Ella as far as voice quality and timber was concerned. I rolled my eyes. Then she sang. He was pretty much on target.” Jim Blackman, Songbirds

“King establishes her husky alto as a gem … She has that early Carmen McRae/Dinah Washington/Ella Fitzgerald smoothness and a natural subtlety.”    Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes

“Amanda King has always been good – but now she has gone beyond good to ‘Absolutely Sparkling’. Her unique sound and uncanny ability to bring back the days of Anita O’Day, Mildred Bailey, Bea Wain and Blanche Calloway made this a very special musical trip indeed.”        Lee Hartgrave, BeyondChron.org

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