6:00 pm
Mike King Trio Featuring Tamara Jade

Minton's Playhouse
206 West 118th Street



1st Set
7:30 pm – Doors Open 6 pm

2nd Set
9:30 pm – Doors Open 9 pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $20.00 per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum.
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.

During performances, quiet policy is enforced !!



Began playing drums in his local church band at the early age of 4. This fortuitously melodic schooling nurtured an undeniable affinity to the piano and organ, the very seat that he began to occupy, by ear, at age 14. Mr. King is an alumni of Lincoln Park High School and the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory. He was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute and The Ravinia Jazz Scholars program on merit scholarships. Michael has performed with Bobby Watson, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Liebeman, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Joel Frahm, Rufus Reid, & Antonio Hart, among others. Currently you can catch Mr. King touring internationally with: The Mike King Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, Marquis Hill, Theo Croker, Soul Understated, Melissa Aldana, & Marcus Printup.




Tamara Jade is an alumna of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music where she received a BA in Sociology and a BMus in Vocal Performance. Whether she is singing an operatic aria or jazz standard, Tamara’s voice is known for its gorgeous timbre, impeccable control and extensive range.

A classically trained vocalist and self-taught pianist from Prince George’s County, MD, her style reaches across many different genres and emulates such legendary artists as Chaka Khan, Karen Clark-Sheard and Leontyne Price. Yet by fusing her own artistic quality, skill and originality, Tamara continuously shapes a unique sound of her own.  She has shared the stage with Daryl Coley, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Jennifer Holiday, the Zac Brown Band, Ledisi, Loretta Divine, Sam Moore, Billy Gibbons, Joe Don Rooney and more.

Tamara’s 2016 New York debut was in the world premier of The Classical Theater of Harlem’s “The First Noel” at the historic Apollo Theater. She went on to join the McDonald’s Faces in Black History Tour in February 2017. In summer 2017, Tamara was a principle singer in New York Musical Festival’s premier presentation of Thompson and Webb’s “Ilathi.” Tamara was a featured soloist in Theater of War’s 5-week run of “Antigone in Ferguson” at Harlem Stage, for which she was featured in the New York Times. During the run, Tamara also joined the cast of the reading for Titus Burgess’ “The Preacher’s Wife,” set to be a fully-staged production in 2019.