Kevin Mahogany

Kevin Mahogany ( born July 30, 1958 in Kansas City ( Missouri)) is an American jazz singer.

Mahogany began with piano and clarinet (which he also taught at the high school), joined with twelve years to baritone saxophone and played in the same year in the "New Breek Orchestra" by Eddie Baker what he in his high school years, in he also played in various marching bands and orchestra, continued. In the last year of high school, he moved to the other hand, more singing, and he continued in a separate vocal group at Baker University in Kansas, where he studied from 1976 to 1981 music and theater. After graduation, he played in the 1980s in his hometown of Kansas City in two locally successful on their own rhythm and blues and soul music of the 1960s -oriented bands, " Mahogany" and "The Apollo ". Mahogany developed his own style as well as models such as " Lambert, Hendricks and Ross ", Al Jarreau and Eddie Jefferson. 1993 be produced by Gust Tsilis debut album "Double Rainbow" was released by Enja, with Kenny Barron on piano. In Enja followed by " You got what it takes" 1993 ( with Benny Golson ) and " Songs and Moments" 1994. 1995 he moved to Warner and took 1996 " Kevin Mahogany", including with saxophonist Kirk Whalum on. The album earned him rave reviews nationwide. This was followed by Warner " Another time, another place " in 1997, " My Romance " in 1998 and " Portrait of Kevin Mahogany " in 2002. Appeared in 2002 at Telarc his Motown tribute "Pride and Joy ". Mahogany later founded his own label " Mahogany Jazz". There was published in 2004 "To Johnny Hartman" and " Kevin Mahogany Big Band ".

In the movie " Kansas City " by Robert Altman he took over the role of Jimmy Rushing.