Saturday, February 19, 2011

Denise King 2011-0211 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival-2189349

Vocal stylist Denise King treated the audience to a fine performance at the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. King from Philadelphia, was supported by a fine group that included pianist Chris Grasso, bassist Zach Pride, and drummer Lenny Robinson.

Her set opened with a lively rendition of "Caravan" as other songs she sang included "September Song," a blues medley that kicked off with "Mama He Treats You Daughter Mean," and included "Everyday I Have the Blues, "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On," and "Hey Bob a Ree Bop," before a nod to Nancy Wilson on "Save Your LOve For Me," and then a rendition of "Fever" owing more to Peggy Lee than Little Willie John before closing with a moving treatment of Shirley Horn's "To Life."

A lovely and talented singer with a terrific trio backing her.

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