The Helios Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece modern jazz big band based in the Tampa Bay area and St. Petersburg, Florida. The group is directed by David Manson. Swing, Latin, bebop and straight-ahead jazz are played by this modern big band.
Kevin Mahogany, one of the premier vocalists in jazz, is the headliner for WMNF's debut Jazz Jam. He will be backed by the sixteen-piece modern big band, The Helios Jazz Orchestra.
With eleven CD's as a leader, and quite a few as a sideman, Kevin has proved to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. Newsweek describes him as " the standout jazz vocalist of his generation." New Yorker magazine writer Whitney Balliet writes, "There is little Mahogany cannot do." Says the LA TIMES, " Mahogany is one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years."
The event starts at 4 PM on Sunday, May 31. Kevin Mahogany & Helios perform at 9 PM.
Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the venue available by:
online at https://www.wmnf.org/ticket_orders/new?event_id=455