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Kevin Mahogany

Kevin Mahogany (Paul Natkin / Getty Images)
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October 08, 2018 "Kevin Mahogany had talent beyond talent. A gifted soul. May his family find peace in knowing that they will see him again!" - Karen Uqdah (Bethlehem, PA)
August 30, 2018 "My brother was a special person with a great talent. He had a humble, loving spirit and a fierce, passionate love for his music. I will miss his jokes, his no-nonsense personality and our conversations over great Kansas City barbeque. Thank God, I will see him again." - Carmen Julious (Columbia, SC)
July 24, 2018 "The first time I heard Kevin's voice was on a jazz vocal compilation disk and I was hooked! A few year's later, while vacationing in florida I saw him perform at the St. Pete Jazz Festival. The venue was packed and his voice was over the top. He played with a amateur big band that was super! He worked the stage and made sure the musicians got credit and got to do solos.

I host a small weekly radio show and play him all the time. It took some effort, but I even tracked down some recordings he did with Christmas songs with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. I am sad to think of his passing.

Sending prayers to his family and friends,

Kennedy Compound
Host of the Jazz Volcano wmbr radio" - Kennedy Compound (Cambridge, MA)
June 01, 2018 "I worked with Kevin and his mother at the IRS in the early 80s and was good friend and always encouraged me. He was always singing and saying one day he would be famous. You kept that that promise and made it. I last spoke with him when he returned back to KC and he invited me to come out to one of his shows. Kevin you will be Missed My Friend" - William Moore (MO)
January 30, 2018 "We have lost a good friend, musical wonder and a grand man. Kevin's talent and kindness ran deep. I am so sorry for this loss for so many.

Kevin. just one more ballad? Thanks" - Gayle Hobbs (Kansas City, MO)
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Obituary for Kevin Mahogany
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany, renowned for his broad baritone voice, has died at age 59. Mahogany's sister, Carmen...
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