As a young man, Kevin Mahogany explored virtually every area ofjazz. Among other things, he played piano and clarinet and excelledon the baritone sax. The Kansas City born American played invarious line-ups but his greatest success was as a solo artist and- even more remarkably - as a singer. Particularly after his albumKevin Mahogany (1996) experts were unanimously positive in theirresponse and called the singer 'the jazz voice of the future'.Since then, Mahogany, who has taught at various music schools, hasdefinitely confirmed this expectation. The brilliant scat singer isat home in many genres and switches effortlessly from bebop toballads and from blues with country influences to swing. At theNorth Sea Jazz Festival, Mahogany is playing with the Kansas CityRevue - a fantastic line-up bursting with stars including theliving legend Bernard Purdie on drums - and will perform a tributeto famous fellow Kansas City musicians like Big Joe Turner and JoeWilliams. Legendary songs like Shake, Rattle and Roll and SweetSixteen are certain to be heard.