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