Kevin Mahogany's sudden prominence in the mid-'90s on the Jazz scene created an unprecedented stir and resurgence of vocal Jazz. A baritone with a stunning voice and a great grasp of song, his swinging style is reminiscent, but not derivative of Joe Williams. With his gift for bebop, ballads, blues, and swinging Jazz, Kevin Mahogany's talents emerged long before he was old enough to spell "record deal". "When I was a kid, music was just as important as English and math in our household" says Kansas City-born, Kevin Mahogany. Mahogany played piano, clarinet, and various saxophones while growing up before deciding to specialize in singing.
With eleven CD's as a leader, and quite a few as a sideman, Kevin has proved to be the quintessential Jazz vocalist. Newsweek describes him as " the standout Jazz vocalist of his generation." New Yorker magazine writer Whitney Balliet writes, "There is little Mahogany cannot do." Says the LA TIMES, " Mahogany is one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years."