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Ken Slavin

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 27, 1961    

Ken Slavin

KEN SLAVIN IS BACK - AFTER A NEARLY ONE-YEAR HIATUS TO REGROUP AND REFRESH!

Some critics compare him to a young Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett. Mel Torme or Johnny Hartman. One interviewer dubbed him “Mr. Tuxedo Voice.” Texas Monthly says he’s one of the “Swing Set.” In reality, his smooth baritone voice, sophisticated persona and easy-going performance style put him in a category all his own. But no matter how you describe him, there isn’t anybody on the music scene today quite like jazz crooner KEN SLAVIN.

A self-described “late bloomer” who began singing professionally 19 years ago at the ripe old age of 29, Ken has worked hard to develop his art and craft while carving a niche for himself in a South Texas city known more for its rock, country and Tejano roots than its classic jazz sensibility. Now 46, he recently was voted “Best Vocalist 2007” by readers of The San Antonio Current, and over the years has been nominated numerous times for other music awards by the same publication. His success has been all the more notable because he has held down a full-time marketing career by day while pursuing his true passion of vocal performance by night and on weekends. ...
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Awards

"Best Musician, 2006" - San Antonio Current Music Awards "Readers' Pick: Best Vocalist, 2007" - San Antonio Current Music Awards

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Featured recording “I'll Take Romance”

Latest Release

I'll Take Romance

Self Produced (2007)

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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS: “When it comes to crooning in the classic jazz/pop saloon style, Ken Slavin has no peers.”

REVIEWS OF NEW CD, “I'LL TAKE ROMANCE”:

JIM SANTELLA, CADENCE: “Jazz and cabaret singer Ken Slavin has what it takes to make heartsmelt: a deep baritone voice that fills the room and a sincere approachto lyrics that reach out tenderly with genuine passion. Originally fromConnecticut, he settled in San Antonio where he works today with localmusicians and visiting artists. His recording session centers on the piano trio, which helps to lift his voice over this program of familiar songs. With pianist Morris Nelms, double bassist Chuck Moses, and drummer Kevin Hess, the singer gives each song a gentle caress and a big hug...

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