No doubt many of you reading this are already familiar with Kevin Whalum. A veteran jazz-soul vocalist, he is one of music’s brightest gems. His latest radio single is a beautiful soul ballad called, “Why?”, that was co-written by Kevin and the great George Duke. On it, he shares vocal duties with the very jazzy, Lynne Fiddmont. Kevin said he wrote the song with Lynne’s voice in his head as the female lead. It is a stunning and powerful duet. Also receiving airplay from his latest CD, One Life To Love, is a remake of the soul classic, “How Sweet It Is(To Be Loved By You)”. Last year, Kevin released a classic Luther Vandross song-a duet with songstress, Lalah Hathaway-called, “Make Me A Believer”, on his brother Kirk’s The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter III Live CD & DVD. In October, he found out that the song had received a Stellar Award nomination for Best Video. In 2007, another classic Luther recording was recorded by Kevin and jazz vocalist, Maysa, called “There’s Nothing Better Than Love”, that was played all across jazz radio. At once a singer- songwriter, actor, and all-around performer, he is uniquely suited to communicate his love of life to those who most need music’s healing properties. The name of his CD, One Life To Love, underscores that belief.