There is a distinct difference between musicians who play for profit and musicians who play for the passion of the craft. Jimmy King is one such musician who fits solidly in the latter category. He discovered music in middle school as a way to follow in his brother’s footsteps, but ended up carving out a niche for himself that shows not only his musical style but demonstrates his passion in a way that moves his audience every time he picks up his instrument.
Jimmy, a well-known Atlanta-based musician, earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Music/ Trumpet Performance from Morehouse College and his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. He has performed and recorded with Angie Stone, PJ Morton, Monica, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, David Banner, and Janelle Monae, among a host of other artists. He also enjoys teaching music and offers private lessons, with plans to one day open a school.
Currently, Jimmy and his trumpet are gracing the world stage in the lively and eclectic Moonshine Jungle tour behind Grammy-award winning artist Bruno Mars, with whom he has been working for over two years.