Bill King is a musician/photo journalist/radio veteran whose credits reach back to the sixties as once music director for Janis Joplin and Linda Ronstadt and through the years – the Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, and many others. He’s an award winning producer, twenty-eight year artistic director of the Beaches International Jazz Festival and a former producer/broadcaster at Toronto’s Jazz.Fm91, the past five years at Newstalk1010 as music director for The Ted Woloshyn Show and also hosts the Bill King Show at CIUT 89.5 the University of Toronto. King’s productions and mentoring helped launch the careers of three prominent Canadian singers; Liberty Silver, top selling jazz artist Sophie Milman and award winning blues singer Shakura S’Aida and even a song writing credit for American pop icon Chaka Khan. King has close to a hundred recording credits. He’s a two-time National Jazz Award recipient for Jazz Photographer of the Year, Producer of the Year -nominated four times for the National Jazz Awards Journalist of the Year, four time nominee for Jazz Journalist Photo of the Year, three-time Juno nominee and Maple Blues Award recipient.