Jay King

Biography

Jay King is a record producer/performer who formed Club Nouveau in the 1980s.

Jay King is a record producer/performer who formed Club Nouveau, an American R&B group in Sacramento, California, subsequent to the breakup of the Timex Social Club.  The group’s name (French for “New Club”) was changed from its original incarnation, Jet Set, to capitalize on the breakup.

The group was signed by Warner Bros. Records, on which Club Nouveau released its first three albums. Club Nouveau’s version of Bill Withers’ song “Lean on Me” won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song in 1987.

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