Penny King is a seasoned and deeply respected jazz vocalist from Perth. A firm favourite of Perth jazz audiences for over 20 years, Penny’s quartet has remained highly in-demand at Perth’s best live music venues and festivals. Her style defies musical classification, moving effortlessly between jazz and contemporary repertoire, performing her own original compositions whilst adding her own touch to much-loved standards and modern hits.
Brought to life with the outstanding rhythm section comprising Tom O’Halloran, Pete Jeavons and Michael Perkins, Penny performs with grace, refinement and an unmistakeable signature sound that has been carefully honed over many years of performance and recording.
Penny received national and international recognition in 2013 with her album Journey, recorded with the Quartet plus leading Australian saxophonist Carl Mackey. The album was subsequently 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, and was met with widespread critical acclaim.
Penny King | Vocals
Tom O’Halloran | Piano
Pete Jeavons | Bass
Michael Perkins | Drums
‘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, Australianjazz.net