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James King (The Kennedy Center)

James King

Bassist James King, a native of Houston, Texas, studied at Texas Southern University, Hampton University, and the University of the District of Colombia.  A well-known bassist in the mid-Atlantic region, Mr. King has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area since 1977.

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All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam 12/25/13: All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Host Chuck Redd leads this festive annual tradition, now in its 15th year, featuring D. C. favorites drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Host Chuck Redd leads this festive annual tradition, now in its 15th year, featuring D. C. favorites drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam 12/25/12: All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 14th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 14th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam 12/25/11: All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 13th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 13th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam 12/25/10: All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 12th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 12th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam 12/25/09: All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 12th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 12th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam 12/25/08: All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its eleventh year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its eleventh year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
George Botts, Paul Carr, Fred Foss, Bob Butta, James King, and Winard Harper 11/26/08: George Botts, Paul Carr, Fred Foss, Bob Butta, James King, and Winard Harper

These musicians perform bebop at its best. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.

George Botts, Paul Carr, Fred Foss, Bob Butta, James King, and Winard Harper

These musicians perform bebop at its best. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.

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