Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany died on December 17th. He was 59. His sister Carmen Julious told KCUR-FM Radio that her brother died last Sunday. Cause of death was not disclosed.
Born in Kansas city in 1958 Mahogany released a dozen or so solo albums and also taught at the University of Miami and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In addition to singing, he played the saxophone and clarinet. The singer was known for his rich baritone and many commentators saw him as the successor to people like Billy Eckstine and Joe Williams. Soul fans in particular revered his 2002 album ‘Pride And Joy’ – a set of special versions of 11 Motown classics. They included a lovely reading of ‘Neither One Of Us’.