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Kings Return

Tue, Jun 20 -
Wed, Jun 21, 2023

$34.50 ($8.00 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.

KBCS 91.3 and Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcome the debut of a cappella group, Kings Return, for two nights. Vocalists are: Gabe Kunda (Bass), Vaughn Faison (Tenor 1), J.E. McKissic (Tenor 2) and Jamall Williams (Baritone). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

artist info

Kings Return is a vocal band of brothers - Gabe Kunda, Vaughn Faison, J.E. McKissic & Jamall Williams. The Dallas, Texas-based a cappella group was formed unintentionally in 2016 after first singing together for Gabe’s college graduation recital. Their popularity grew when they began posting videos to social media from the stairwell where they rehearse. They have amassed almost 10 million views across all platforms and have been recognized by artists and brands such as Emily King, Anita Baker, Anthony Anderson, Joyce DiDonato, Apple, NPR, Dallas Morning News and so many more.

Avoiding the confines of a single genre, Kings Return’s sound is proudly born out of Gospel, Jazz, R&B/Soul, and Classical music. "The name Kings Return is a reflection of ourselves. We are Kings who go forth to conquer but most importantly we return to give back to our community".

Vaughn Faison (Tenor 1) is a vocalist, songwriter, top-liner, and producer originally from New York. Recently, he has relocated from Fredonia, New York to Dallas, Texas. Vaughn covers a wide range of genres including R&B, pop, soul, and folk. He also has a master's degree in Jazz Voice. To top off his impressive vocal abilities, Vaughn plays guitar and piano.

J.E. McKissic (Tenor 2) is a soul-stirring singer from Dallas, Texas. The son of a preacher and a school teacher, he learned to sing as a child in his father’s church, where he still sings to this day! His bright soaring sound has carved a unique musical journey crossing the genres of gospel, jazz, classical and contemporary music. In addition to performing, J.E. is a vocal coach, a choir director, and a worship leader. He has sung all over the U.S.A., and also traveled to Brazil, Germany, Canada. J.E. lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife Rachel and their 6 children.

Jamall Williams (Baritone) is a Long Beach native who grew up playing and singing in the church, starting around age 10. A keyboard was put in front of him and was told to “figure it out.” Since then he has received the Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship and Downbeat Soloist Winner. Now, he is a Jazz and Gospel-influenced vocalist, composer, arranger, and accompanist creating music for various venues and other fellow musicians. He is dedicated and committed to giving each musical endeavor the passion, energy, and respect it deserves. His current endeavors include teaching at studios and working as an assistant director at the Monterey Jazz.

Gabe Kunda (Bass) is a voice actor, vocalist, and vocal arranger from Dallas, TX. His love for music began in church and in school, where he began growing his musical knowledge. Kunda is a voice actor by trade and can be heard in Call of Duty Warzone (Jackal), Valorant (KAY/O), Apex Legends (Newcastle), Ranking of Kings Anime (Desha), and My Hero Academia (Rock Lock). He also has voiced Trailers and Promos for Shows/Movies such as Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness (Marvel), TBS, The Bad Guys (Universal Pictures), The Batman (Warner Bros.), Encanto (Disney), Westside Story (20th Century) and many more. In his downtime Gabe loves taking trips with his wife, playing video games, watching anime, and photography.


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