Famed songstress Peggy King to perform at The Rrazz Room at the Prince Theater April 2, celebrating the release of her first new recording in 36 years
Along with Tony Bennett, singer/actress Peggy King is likely the only certifiable star of stage, screen, television, radio, recordings, the concert stage and nightclubs performing today. To celebrate the release of her first new recording in 36 years--“Peggy King and The All-Star Jazz Trio: Songs ala King,” just released by the prestigious, Barcelona, Spain-based Fresh Sound record label—Ms. King and The Trio will appear at The Rrazz Room at the Prince Theater on Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced from $37 to $52. Ticket buyers can receive a $5 discount via ordering online at princetheater/org/events/peggy king and using the promotional code “alaking.” The Rrazz Room/Prince Theater is on 1412 Chestnut Street. For more information, call the box office at 215-422-4580.
While she virtually symbolized the Golden Age of television via her three-year stint on comedian George Gobel’s television show, “pretty, perky Peggy King,” as she was known then, worked in films and television with every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme’ to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn. Her credits could fill volumes, and those credits include film roles in “The Bad and the Beautiful” with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner, “Zero Hour” with Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell, and guest-starring stints with Steve Allen, Pat Boone, James Garner, Bob Hope, Cole, Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore, Johnny Carson and Mike Douglas, among many others. One of the charming high points of the Emmy Award-winning HBO film, “Behind the Candelabra,” was Peggy King’s on-screen rendition of “When Liberace Winks at Me,” which she sang on television circa 1956. Of Peggy King today? "At the age of 86, her intonation, interpretive powers, subtle sense of swing and range are better than they were in 1955," said Jazz Times. It’s true.
The All-Star Jazz Trio
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based trio has been entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast—and frequently beyond—by way of their eclectic repertoire, showmanship and ability to swing the roof off of any venue. In addition to being an instantly identifiable jazz pianist, Kahn is an educator, archivist and vocalist who also wrote and produced the number one dance record of the late 1970s, “Hot Shot.” Drummer Bruce Klauber, a hard swinger out of the Buddy Rich/Gene Krupa school, is also Krupa’s biographer, a newspaper columnist and one-time Warner Bros. and Hudson Music “Jazz Legends” DVD series producer. Bassist Bruce Kaminsky teaches at several area colleges, is one of the pioneers of World Music, and invented the widely-used electronic/acoustic hybrid KYDD Bass, which can be heard on this recording. Joining Peggy King and The All-Star Jazz Trio for this very special performance will be special guest, Grammy Award-nominated jazz guitarist, Frank DiBussolo.