An important up-and-coming singer, she has a strong voice, a wide range, and the ability to dig deep into the lyrics while always swinging. Plus she always sings with a smile in her voice.”

— Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/Historian

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Dec16

Frank & Dean Christmas Special

 — (CST, UTC-06) — (CST, UTC-06)

Palace Theatre, 300 s Main St, Grapevine, TX

Joining the amazing Tribute Masters production of their Frank & Dean holiday show as a special surprise guest! This will be my first time in Texas and my first time working with Tribute Masters - super excited for both!

Get ready for an evening of music and laughter with a sensational holiday tribute to the most celebrated entertainment duo ever to grace the stage and television. Produced by Tribute Masters, this show is a rousing Christmas salute to the “Kings of Cool,” Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. This show is a critics’ choice and features two of the most accomplished and sought-after Las Vegas entertainers in the business – Dave Halston as Frank Sinatra and Tom Stevens as Dean Martin.

You will experience a captivating blend of swing, swagger and holiday fun. The show is an energizing spectacle that delivers “old school cool” like never before. It will excite the imagination with hilarious comedy and plenty of Christmas favorites. Don’t miss this uproarious extravaganza of 18-karat fun!

$44

Dec15

Frank & Dean Christmas Special

 — (CST, UTC-06) — (CST, UTC-06)

Palace Theatre, 300 s Main St, Grapevine, TX

Joining the amazing Tribute Masters production of their Frank & Dean holiday show as a special surprise guest! This will be my first time in Texas and my first time working with Tribute Masters - super excited for both!

Get ready for an evening of music and laughter with a sensational holiday tribute to the most celebrated entertainment duo ever to grace the stage and television. Produced by Tribute Masters, this show is a rousing Christmas salute to the “Kings of Cool,” Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. This show is a critics’ choice and features two of the most accomplished and sought-after Las Vegas entertainers in the business – Dave Halston as Frank Sinatra and Tom Stevens as Dean Martin.

You will experience a captivating blend of swing, swagger and holiday fun. The show is an energizing spectacle that delivers “old school cool” like never before. It will excite the imagination with hilarious comedy and plenty of Christmas favorites. Don’t miss this uproarious extravaganza of 18-karat fun!

$44

Big Band Crooners Christmas!

(PST, UTC-08) (PST, UTC-08)

Sun City Anthem Freedom Hall Theatre, 2450 Hampton Road, Henderson, NV 89052

It's time to ring in the holiday season, big band style! Las Vegas singer Ryan Baker is celebrating the classic Christmas songs you know and love from the greatest crooners of all time, backed by an incredible, live 17-piece big band! With musical director Patrick Hogan, and joined by several Vegas headliner guests, Baker will be performing the timeless arrangements of songs made famous by legends such as Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Harry Connick, Jr., Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and Michael Bublé. There will also be video presentations that spotlight unique moments in the careers of these legends, as well as the impact they have had on Ryan's life and career, and especially how their music continues to touch all of our lives at this time of year. Featured guests include Amanda King, Ron Smith, Robin Vincent, Lisa Smith, and Kelly Edgar (Swing City Dolls). So, come get in the holiday spirit with Ryan Baker, his amazing guest stars, and that big band, for a show that's sure to be the event of the season!

$30

Nov18

ELLA The Early Years

(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05)

Goodwill Theatre, 48 Willow Street, Johnson City, NY

Before legendary Ella Fitzgerald became the First Lady of Song, she was a dreamer, a young girl who defied the odds with determination and talent. Today, acclaimed chanteuse and music historian, Amanda King, carries the torch of Ella's legacy. In her sensational show, "ELLA The Early Years," Amanda shares the untold story of Ella Fitzgerald, her inspirations, and the enchanting music of the 1930s era—especially her time with the iconic Chick Webb Orchestra.

$30

ELLA The Early Years

(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05)

Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, 20 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY

Hello Upstate New York! So thrilled to be coming your way to share the music of Ella and Chick Webb! Before legendary Ella Fitzgerald became the First Lady of Song, she was a dreamer, a young girl who defied the odds with determination and talent. Today, acclaimed chanteuse and music historian, Amanda King, carries the torch of Ella's legacy. In her sensational show, "ELLA The Early Years," Amanda shares the untold story of Ella Fitzgerald, her inspirations, and the enchanting music of the 1930s era—especially her time with the iconic Chick Webb Orchestra.

$35 and $45 tickets

Indy Jazz Fest 2023 Grand Finale

(EDT, UTC-04) (EDT, UTC-04)

TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN

INDY JAZZ FEST GRAND FINALE EVENT Presented by the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Music starts at 4 p.m. TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park • 801 W Washington St.

BONEY JAMES Contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone superstar SHEILA E & THE E-TRAIN The Queen of Percussion | Latin GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Winner | Collaborator with Prince, Ringo Starr, George Duke and Marvin Gaye STANLEY CLARKE N•4EVER NEA Jazz Master, four-time GRAMMY Award winner, and jazz-fusion bass legend | Original member of Return to Forever INDY JAZZ FEST LEGACY BAND - Looking Back / Looking Forward An exciting blend of the Indianapolis Jazz Collective and IJF’s signature project “From the 317” led by Indianapolis saxophone star Rob Dixon. Expect a collection of tunes celebrating Indy’s vast jazz legacy and how the timeline continues. Featuring special guests Amanda King, Goldie Ingram, Bashiri Asad and saxophonist Bryan Thompson

ELLA The Early Years

(EDT, UTC-04) (EDT, UTC-04)

The District Theatre, 627 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN

So happy to bring my wonderful show about Ella's early life and career to Indianapolis - my hometown! The District Theater is a new-ish venue located on historic Massachusetts Avenue. I used to go dancing at the best clubs on Mass Ave. back in the day!!!

Tickets now on sale!

$35 General // $50 VIP

Indy Jazz Fest Kick-Off

(EDT, UTC-04) (EDT, UTC-04)

The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 North College Ave, Indianapolis, IN

The album I recorded with the Indianapolis Jazz Collective should be out about this time, too!

Official Indy Jazz Fest Kick-Off Celebration!

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation is celebrating 25 years of Indy Jazz Fest with a “Looking Back, Looking Forward” theme and a focus on modern masters and new jazz stars! Details: www.indyjazzfest.net

Performers include the Indianapolis Jazz Collective featuring Amanda King, Steve Allee & Rob Dixon, the Tucker Brothers, Goldie, Bashiri Asad & From the 317, Jared Thompson & Premium Blend, Vocalese Jazz Set featuring Brenda Williams, Rebecca Rafla, Wendy Reed and Sandy Lomax, and more!

ELLA The Early Years - presented by the Cary Arts Marvelous Music Mainstage Concert Series

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC

Thrilled to be sharing the history and music that made up Ella Fitzgerald's early life and career beginnings! It was a wild ride! Can't wait to share it with you, Cary, North Carolina!!!

$27 individual tickets - $114 for series

May19

Amanda King presents ELLA The Early Years

(EDT, UTC-04) (EDT, UTC-04)

54 Below, 254 W. 54th Street, New York, NY

Oh me, Oh my I'm so very excited to be making my New York debut (again)! It's been over 10 years since I last played there. My first time at the storied club, 54 Below! ELLA The Early Years is a heart-warming and swinging tribute to an icon with whom I share much. Joining me are sensational musicians Jerome Jennings and Noah Garabedian. See you in New York!!!

$45+

Standards Deluxe - the Rob Dixon/Steve Allee Quintet album on which I'm featured is currently #37 on the JazzWeek charts!! Videos below of our performances from the Indy Jazz Fest.

"The Very Thought of You"  - Indy Jazz Fest Opening Night Naptown Sound with Rob Dixon (sax), Steven Jones (piano), Kenny Phelps (drums) // @ The Jazz Kitchen

"Caravan"  - 2023 Indy Jazz Fest 2023 Grand Finale
Rob Dixon (sax), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), Steve Allee (piano), Kenny Phelps (drums) // @ TCU Amphitheater in White River State Park, Indianapolis