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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 and www.cdbaby.com/cd/deniseking