Born: August 27, 1961
KEN SLAVIN: JAZZ CROONER EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Some critics compare him to Mel Torme, Tony Bennett 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 nearly 25 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. ...
REX REED, NEW YORK OBSERVER: I looked you up on YouTube and really like the way you sing, with feeling and emotion, especially the New York medley. I have never heard the 'I've Got a Crush on New York' tune....thank you for drawing my attention to your singing, and I hope to see and hear you soon in person. -
JOANNE GOOD, HOST OF LATE NIGHT WITH JOANNE GOOD ON BBC LONDON 94.9 FM: Stunning . . . and his appearance matches his voice - it's quality ...