Jazz baritone and Missouri native Kevin Mahogany appears for one show only on Friday, October 6, 2006, at 8:00 pm, at The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. Tickets are $30 for orchestra and $25 for balcony. All seating is reserved.
Mahogany, a winner of "Down Beat" magazine's Male Vocalist of the Year, will perform a tribute to the late jazz crooner Johnny Hartman in his Sheldon appearance. Venerable jazz standards such as "Lush Life," "Nature Boy," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and "Moonlight in Vermont" are representative of the bill of fare that Mahogany may offer in concert.
Early in 2007, Warner Records will issue Mahogany's new Hartman retrospective studio CD; it should be out around Valentine's Day.
Paul Barros of the Seattle Times described Kevin Mahogany in these terms: "Mahogany is an imposing… man with an amiable demeanor and a misty baritone that woos in the mid-ranges, cuts glass up top, and is downright startling when it lands on a big, booming bass note." He was called "the standout jazz vocalist of his generation" by "Newsweek" magazine.