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.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Kevin Mahogany & the Helios Jazz Orchestra - May 31
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