Virtuosic pianist Mike King was honored in December at the Kennedy Center as a Thelonius Monk International Finalist. He was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute and The Ravinia Jazz Scholars program on merit scholarships. Michael has performed with Bobby Watson, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Liebeman, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Joel Frahm, Rufus Reid, & Antonio Hart, among others. Currently you can catch Mr. King touring internationally with: The Mike King Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, Marquis Hill, Theo Croker, Soul Understated, Melissa Aldana, & Marcus Printup.
Tonight he will be gracing our stage with Joe Dyson (drums), Giulio Xavier (bass), and Oakland native Lilan Kane (vocals).