A contemporary Perth entertainment agency that specialises in booking bands, singers and DJs with a retro and vintage inspired theme.

Available as a Quintet, Quartet, Trio & Duo

Timeless jazz arrangements across the ages

FINALIST | 2014 Australian Jazz Bell ‘Best Jazz Vocal Album’ Award, Journey

“There was a wonderful chemistry onstage as well as the appreciative audience. King wove a terrific narrative around the numbers and there was plentiful happy interaction between the band members.” – Claire Condry, Australian Stage

A mainstay on the Perth jazz scene for nearly 20 years, Penny King scats like no other, moving effortlessly between her jazz and contemporary repertoire and adding her own touch on much-loved standards and more.

She defies your typical musical classification – whether you’ve got a more classical taste for Great American Songbook standards such as ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, a passion for bop by the likes of Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins or you enjoy being tantalised by jazz arrangements of modern singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Crowded House and John Lennon there’s something for everyone!

Penny performs in a variety of settings with the cream of Perth musicians on the front line, from an intimate duo with piano or guitar right through to the full quintet, making her music the perfect accompaniment for any venue, function or occasion.

Having sung alongside greats such as James Morrison and Dale Barlow, Penny regularly performs at the Ellington Jazz Club, has been a featured vocalist with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra and has developed a Joni Mitchell tribute show called Both Sides Now.

Her debut album Journey, which she recorded with her quintet, was released in December 2013 and shortlisted for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the 2014 Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Awards.

Penny is also a member of the Mistletones, an a capella quartet led by Libby Hammer that specialises in jazz and doo-wop Christmas carols.


  • Penny King Quartet/Quintet require a minimum stage size of 3.6m x 3.6m, Trio – 2.4m x 3.6m and Duo 2.4m x 2.4m. 
  • Full PA and lighting (with operator) as per the band’s PA/lighting Technical Rider. This info will be sent on request.
  • A Dressing Room/Greenroom available for all members during the course of the event.
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