About LynAnn King, Entertainer


LynAnn King, Chanteuse

Host and Singer, King reveals intimate details and insight into the movie music themes of the Glamour Era of Hollywood, weaving a ribbon-like historic and romantically entertaining journey.

BAY AREA JAZZ CHANTEUSE LYNANN KING CHANNELS JOHNNY MERCER’S GREATEST HITS…COMING SOON TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU

(San Francisco, CA) King’s velvety, rich soprano voice has been wowing many top Bay Area dinner theatre patrons over the last several years. Now, she’s partnering with bay area restaurants bringing dinner theatre in one-night-only dinner theatre extravaganzas.

She has recently added the life and times of the late, great Johnny Mercer to her vast jazz repertoire, saying that both Oscar Hammerstein 11 and Alan Jay Lerner called him the best-known songwriter of his generation, which spanned four decades of unforgettable music. Treasured lyrics include some extremely well-known tunes like Moon River, Laura, That Old Black Magic, Autumn Leaves, Satin Doll, Skylark, Summerwind, the list is long and impressive.

King’s vocal appeal is enhanced by her expansive knowledge of the life and times of Johnny Mercer. “I have been studying his life, and especially his music, with an intensity I have not previously experienced with other composers,’’ the petite, lively brunette admits. “Mercer is certainly talented, but also mercurial. It has made this jazz journey especially challenging and invigorating for my musical interpretation. I welcome the opportunity to present his music to a new generation of listeners, who may be acquainted with perhaps only a few of his more popular numbers.”

Accompanying her on this musical Mercer experience is Boston-born Jef Labes, who now resides in San Rafael, CA. An experienced individual performer in the Bay Area, both alone, and with a singing partner, Labes has worked with many top songwriters and vocalists, including Van Morrison and Bonnie Raitt. “Jef and I have only been working together for a short time, but we click musically and have a blast,” says King.