Nancy King & Steve Christofferson


Nancy King & Steve Christofferson the Triple Door Sunday Oct 26th


The incomparable pairing of distinctive jazz vocalist Nancy King and pianist/com poser Steve Christoff erson played at the Triple door Sunday night as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. In the 30 years they’ve been en-tandem, the duo has performed throughout the world, taught at jazz workshops, and recorded three studio albums, including the fan favorite Dreamlands. A native of Springfield, Oregon, King came of age in the San Francisco jazz scene of the 1960s. There she worked with Sonny King, Vince Guaraldi, John Handy, Sonny Donaldson, and Flip Nunez, and became a student of Jon Hendricks of the famed vocal group Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross. Since then, King has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, France, Bulgaria, and Israel and has worked with the likes of Ray Brown, Jack Sheldon, Frank Strazzeri, John Stowell, and Karrin Allyson. Known for her masterful scatting and elastic range, King creates engaging and innovative performances that are filled with emotion and humor. “Her singing flies between our ears with a certainty of inevitable rightness that is at least… simply thrilling,” raves fellow vocalist Mark Murphy. Washington-based Christofferson began his musical explorations as a guitarist and vocalist in garage bands, and only later, during the late 1970s, did he begin working as a pianist. He excels at accompanying vocalists and has worked with Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, and Mia Nicholson, with whom he toured China in 2004. In addition to his long-standing collaboration with King, Christoff erson regularly performs and records with his group Skol Brothers, an eclectic quintet that features his compositions.

Click here for the complete schedule for the rest of the upcoming shows at the 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival

Photograph by editorial photographer Daniel Sheehan a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle wedding photographer photographing weddings with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach 

 

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