A great friend of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, vocalist Kevin Whalum contributes his smooth sound and great jazz chops to the Jazzmania program.
Kevin grew up in Memphis in the shadow of Olivet Baptist Church, where his father served as pastor. The church, known as a magnet for great singers and musicians became a centerpiece of Kevin’s life as a youngster, creating both a religious and a musical foundation for him. A popular live and session vocalist in Nashville, Kevin appeared on several of his brother Kirk’s albums and has released two solo albums, “Timetable” and “One Life To Love.” Before moving back to Memphis with his family, Kevin was active in teaching and performing at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. His rich tone and impeccable vocal technique have wowed Nashville audiences as part of NJW’s “Jazz On The Move” series, where he has presented performances of the life and music of Nat King Cole and Billy Strayhorn.
KEVIN WHALUM AT THE NASHVILLE JAZZ WORKSHOP
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