Early in his career, Newsweek christened Kevin Mahogany "the standout jazz vocalist of his generation." The burly baritone has put this early promise to good use on albums that have ranged from the Charles Mingus tribute "Pussy Cat Dues" to "Pride & Joy," which puts a jazz spin on classic Motown tunes. Mahogany also enjoyed success on the big screen in Robert Altman's 1996 film "Kansas City," portraying fellow K.C. native Big Joe Turner.
"I don't know what you mean. Any time you get a chance to perform is a good show. For instance, you can say you've written bad articles, but if you've gotten paid and you got the opportunity to write, how could it be bad if that's what you like to do? It's the same thing with me. There's some things that will definitely go wrong on a show, but that doesn't make it a bad show."
— Kevin Mahogany