Noteworthy Expo Alumni—Jonathan Kingham

Jonathan Kingham

Jonathan Kingham (Seattle, WA) must be doing something right. In his first few years on the scene, he has quickly developed into a seasoned performer while sharing the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Michael McDonald, Doug Stone, Vanessa Carlton, Jonatha Brooke, and David Wilcox, and recent tours have found him on the road with such diverse acts as Julio Iglesias Jr. and Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket.

But its not only his live performances that are winning him fans and accolades. He took 1st place honors in the National Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest, The Unisong International Song Contest, as well as placing two years in a row in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest. He brought home the 1st Place award in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Folk Category as well as the Overall Grand Prize out of a worldwide field of 33,000 entries.

His singing has been featured in films, soap operas and even the WB network's hit show Felicity. In 2003 he inked a development deal with Universal South Records and is currently writing and recording with some of the top writers and players in Nashville.

The release of his third album That Changes Everything finds him mining the fertile changes of jazz while maintaining one foot firmly in the folk/pop world that has enabled him to sell over 5,000 copies of his first two releases. Fans of Shawn Colvin, Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum will enjoy this new offering from one of Seattle's up and coming performers.

With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Kingham usually comes armed with a huge tub of Red Vines, a quick wit, and has rapidly become a favorite on the northwest circuit. With a sound that is equally at home in a coffeehouse, theatre, or a lunchtime concert on the lawn, Kingham is a versatile and in demand performer.

Performing Songwriter magazine selected his sophomore release Hardwood Floors as one of its top Do It Yourself Picks. "If this is just the beginning, Kingham is going to be a major talent in the near future," says Performing Songwriting Magazine.

"Kingham yields music that is deceivingly simple, organic and genuine in a way that the mainstream is not." —VH1/MTV

Jonathan has showcased numerous times at the Durango Songwriters Expo. Visit Jonathan's Website.

Get Jonathan's fantastic NEW CD, That Changes Everything.

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