Michael King

MCC String Bass Instructor
Jazz Combo Conductor and Bass Masterclass for Summer Camp
  • Latin Jazz Ensemble, Fusion Jazz Ensemble, Big Band, Traditional Jazz Ensemble, Humanities, Private Instruction


Michael King has been living and playing music in the Valley of the Sun for almost his entire life.  After moving from LA at a young age he began to study the violin, progressing quickly and winning scholarships to college.  After graduating with a performance degree in Viola he decided that the bass was more to his liking.  Since then, this in-demand player has worked with diverse artists such as Charles Lewis, Bob Newhart and recordings with Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band.  Mike was the first-call bassist in Phoenix for touring Broadway shows from 2010-2015, and he performed with David Foster for Muhammed Ali’s Fight Night.

Academic degrees


  • M.A. in Music Education, Ottawa University
  • B.A. in Viola Performance, Grand Canyon University