Stumbling Block – Jonny King

Changing meters in the head and an advanced chord progression make this song a worthy challenge. The melody holds it all together—a good place to start when soloing.

Jonny King

born on February 2, 1965

Born in New York City, Jonny King has been making headway on the piano since the age of 9. His exposure to legendary pianists Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson, and an impromptu performance with Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 10, ignited his interest in jazz. Through these connections he began a working as a sideman in the New York clubs as a teenager. In the 1980s he began studying with bebop pianist Tony Aless as well as Mulgrew Miller, who became an important figure in King's life. Read more...

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