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. club nouveau jay king 2The 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.