Friday, October 29, 2010

Helios & Kevin Mahogany - Nov. 7

A vocal tour de force, Midwestern born singer Kevin 
Mahogany burst onto the scene in the ‘90s and 
sparked resurgence in male jazz vocals not seen 
since Joe Williams, Mel Tormé, and Billy Eckstine. 
With his big sound and swinging style he has 
proven to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. As a 
youngster he studied piano and reeds, which no 
doubt later contributed to his unique phrasing, but 
subsequently decided to focus on his voice 
becoming a leader in the genre.

During his extensive career Kevin has  
recorded for the Enja, Warner Brothers and Telarc 
labels and his latest release, on his own Mahogany 
Jazz label, features Kevin in a modern big band 
setting. For this special big band performance he’ll 
be backed by the Helios Jazz Orchestra, 
ensemble-in-residence at St. Petersburg College directed by 
David Manson. 

$30.00 advance - for more info, see

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