The Kansas City-born singer with the strong baritone voice and versatile scat singing style is performing in Munich this week. Kevin will perform tracks from his brand-new album “The Vienna Affair”, which includes eight songs written by himself and the Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington standard “The Nearness Of You” plus a Joe Williams-penned blues number based on the Norman Simmons composition “Pretty Blue”.
On the album, which is a great concoction of swinging tunes (“My New Friend”), scat numbers (“Sneak Thief”), and blues tunes with witty lyrics (“Old Men Sing The Blues”), Kevin uses his Vienna group of musicians which will all accompany him on stage on Saturday, June 27th at Unterfahrt in Munich: Erwin Schmidt on piano (he has also played with Ray Charles), Martin Spitzer on guitar (Jeff Clayton, Junior Mance, Red Holloway), Joschi Schneeberger on bass (coming from a Gypsy Jazz background), and Maria Gonzi on drums.
On “The Vienna Affair”, Kevin has put words to Kenny Barron‘s beautiful bossa composition “Joanne Julia” (from his album “Invitation” recorded in 1990) and to Dave Stryker‘s “Steamin’ Greens”.
Showtime in Munich on Saturday is 9pm. For a complete adress, check “Events”.