Bill King's recording and production credits include Live! In Session by Liberty Silver; Magnolia Nights, Moment's Notice by Bill King and the Jazz Report All-Stars; From the Heart, a tribute to piano great Oscar Peterson; and most recently, with Bill King's Saturday Nite Fish Fry, Jump Shout Rock da House, Rhythm & Soul, and Dirt Road Blues, among many others. He appeared on Sophie Berkal-Sarbit's Gypsy in My Soul and Sophie Milman's self-titled debut, which topped 100,000 sales worldwide. King was the 2003 and 2004 recipient of the National Jazz Award for Producer of the Year, as voted by the public from across Canada.
King has also been a driving force in the success of the Beaches International Jazz Festival. Recently, he added artistic duties for the Toronto International BBQ & Blues Festival to his portfolio. King was awarded a scholarship at Berklee in 1964. For more information, visit billkingmusic.com.
Keppie Coutts is the Australian-born soul-folkstress, submerged and reveling in the new wave of "folk fusion," an eclectic melding of acoustic-based song that steps inside jazz and soul. After hearing her newest song, John Mayer was visibly moved, saying "Keppie's voice is just gorgeous...she's like a contemporary female Nick Drake." Keppie approaches songwriting with the fiery consequence of Ani DiFranco, and performs with the sultry eloquence of Norah Jones, eliciting the Boston Globe to write, "Coutts' songs marry folk and soul so gorgeously, you'll cheer when they get stuck on endless repeat in the jukebox in your brain."
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