Writing about Kevin Mahogany's arrival in New York at the age of thirty-six,
the celebrated critic and author Whitney Balliett said "New female jazz singers
seem to appear regularly, but for a long time the space behind Joe Williams, Mel
Tormé, and Ray Charles has been empty
there is little (Mahogany) cannot
do. He has absorbed Billy Eckstine, Williams, Charles, Al Hibbler, Betty Carter,
and Leo Watson. He can sing the blues and he can sing ballads. He can scat. He
can sing Monk and Gillespie and John Lewis and Miles Davis, and he can sing soul
songs and novelty songs.
Video and Audio
Listen to an excerpt of Kevin Mahogany - 'How Did She Look?'
Listen to an excerpt of Kevin Mahogany - 'I Know You Know'
Listen to an excerpt of Kevin Mahogany - 'Teach Me Tonight'