Born: August 27, 1961
JAZZ CROONER EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Born in New London, Connecticut, USA, in 1961, jazz and cabaret crooner Ken Slavin grew up a military brat, attending 10 schools in seven states by the time he was 17. After graduating from high school in Alaska, he settled in his father's hometown of San Antonio, Texas, where he enrolled at St. Mary's University, one of the most respected liberal arts institutions in the Southwest, graduating with honors in 1983.
Despite being naturally drawn to the stage and deeply in love with all kinds of music, Ken put his show business aspirations on hold for several years while he pursued a successful journalism and public relations career. He finally listened to his heart and began singing professionally in 1990 at the relatively late age of 29.
Stunning... and his appearance matches his voice—it's quality... Wonderful! ...the perfect punctuation point to an enjoyable evening. —JOANNE GOOD, BBC
LONDON 94.9 FM
“He doesn’t do Rat Pack. Slavin simply sings the Great American Songbook in a
baritone timbre that resides somewhere between Chet Baker sweetness and
Johnny Hartman’s husky silk. Ken Slavin is the most stylish, unwavering singer in
town.” —HECTOR SALDANA, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Well worth discovering. —SCOTT YANOW, JAZZ WRITER AND HISTORIAN
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS: The most stylish, unwavering singer in town