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Denise King was born in Philadelphia, where she was exposed to R&B as a child and
discovered jazz at 12, thanks to an uncle who was an avid record collector.
After graduating from high school, she entered the medical field and earned her
living as a technician and a family-planning counselor. In her early 30s, she
started doing club gigs around Philly and became a full-time singer. Influenced
by Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw and Sarah Vaughan, Denise King is an expressive,
big-voiced singer who combines jazz with elements of R&B, blues and gospel.
Though she's no stranger to standards, one of King's strong points has been her
ability to provide jazz interpretations of rock and soul hits. She has turned
everything from Santana's "Evil Ways" to Ruby & the Romantics'
"Our Day Will Come" into swinging acoustic jazz. King's recordings are Live
In Japan: I Remember You in 1993, Now Ain't That Love in 1996, Simply
Mellow in 1997 and Fever in 2003. www.myspace.com/deniseking
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