John King Trio
John King’s talent for Jazz and Blues guitar is embedded in his truly musical family roots. Expect to hear a wide and varied sound from this well established talent!
John King comes from a very musical family. His pianist father and songstress mother encouraged his evident talents from a very early age. He learned the piano from the age of 3yrs, then turned his hand to the cello before finally picking up his first guitar which he has since never put down! His ability was 'recognised' as he won the Daily Telegraph Jazz Competition Award when he was 16 years old and he reached the regional finals of the Young Jazz Musician of Year competition when he was 17years old, which was televised and hosted by Jools Holland. Jools commented on John's incredible guitar playing by stating "...he is a filthy guitar player who we will hearing lots about in the years to come" Session work swiftly followed and he had the privelige to also session with Miles Seabrook, who was working with Paul Weller. John then took the decision to go to Leeds college of music to learn as much as he could about voice and guitar. But, he did not finish due to an opportunity to record in nashville which really shaped John as a musician. When John returned to the UK he moved to his hometown Manchester and started to develop his writting skills, whilst doing this, his guitar playing was standing out above the rest which led John to play with Don Fleder, Tony Christie, Hannah Ild, Andy Abraham, Wilson minds, and Jools Holland. John has also performed at the Edinburgh Festival, the Manchester jazz festival and toured across Europe.
As much as john loves playing with well respected artists, closest to his heart is writting and performing. So this is where John is now, He is working on many different albums and is performing them around the UK aswell as playing with many well known artists.