Kevin Mahogany's

Kansas City Revue


Featuring the Music of Big Joe Turner

Co-Starring - The Godfathers of Groove & Kathy Kosins

“In the early 50's, Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll were the same damn thing, and Big Joe Turner was in charge of them all.”  - Jared O'Connor


Who is Kevin Mahogany?

Kevin Mahogany now brings forth a show that pays homage to the "Father of Rock and Roll" and the "Boss of the Blues" - Big Joe Turner.  After portraying Big Joe in Robert Altman's movie, Kansas City, this Big Joe Turner tribute is a natural progression for Mahogany. When Mahogany arrived on the international music scene in the mid-90s, it was with a sound that was both traditionally grounded and boldly innovative. The result was a much needed change to the musical landscape. Over the course of Mahogany's extraordinary career, he has made significant breakthroughs in style and sounds that redirected, redefined and even reinvented modern music. The New Yorker said it best when they said, "there is little Mahogany cannot do."


More on the Movie Kansas City and

Kevin Mahogany:

More info on the movie Kansas City(pdf)

"I Left My Baby" - click here to hear song from the movie (mp3)

Ed Bradley interview - click here (mp3)

Kevin's Biography - click here (pdf)


More about the Kansas City Revue:

"expansive and boisterous"

(click here for review)


"damn solid blues"

(click here for review)

All the music contained in this show is related directly to Kansas City and its musical heritage either because the songs were written by artists from Kansas City and/or were performed by these artists:

Big Joe Turner - Pete Johnson - Bennie Moten - Jimmy Rushing  Jimmy Witherspoon - Joe Williams - Julia Lee - Kevin Mahogany and many more!

Big Joe Turner is the feature point of this show.  However, the music of all the other listed artists appears in the show as well.  The show uses a 45 song playbook, which ranges from the R&B of “Shake Rattle and Roll,” “Flip Flop and Fly” and “Honey Hush”…through the boogie woogie of “Roll ‘em Pete” to the blues of “Cherry Red,” “Sweet Sixteen” and “Kansas City." 

Kevin Mahogany's self-penned composition “KANSAS CITY BORN AND BREED” sums up the theme of this show.


in the press:

"nature unleshes a gale force voice"

- New York Times

"the standout vocalist of his generation."
- Newsweek

"one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years."
- Los Angeles Times

What does Kevin Mahogany

and the Kansas City Revue sound like?


Money's Getting Cheaper (mp3)


Parker's Mood (mp3)


Next Time (mp3)


Historical Photo of Big Joe and Pete Johnson

Who was Big Joe? (Web Links)


Cascade Blues Association Article

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Article



Big Joe



For your entertainment pleasure, your co-stars may include:


Godfather's of Groove

(Previously known as The Masters of Groove), they are an All-Star group comprised of Reuben Wilson on the Hammond B3, legendary Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on drums (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - having recorded over 3,000 R&B and Rock albums!), and Grant Green Jr. on guitar. 

"...wicked momentum lesser bands cannot duplicate." - Evening Standard


"...I pray that the Master's of Groove will soon come to a town near you, for they are more than aptly names." -

Biography - click here

Flipity Flop mp3

Godfather's Video 1

Godfather's Video 2



Kathy Kosins

"Kosins is a delightful surprise...worthy of Dinah Washington" - Jazz Times 

"a voice that can conjure both the girl next store and her older wiser sister.." - Chicago Reader 


"Kathy Kosins is one of the finest singers in the world." - Don Was




Don't Be On The Outside mp3


For more information, contact Cheryl Hughey (Mahogany Jazz) at 314-660-1755


What did Big Joe sound like?

(YouTube links)


Hide and Seek 1


Hide and Seek 2


Wee Baby Blues


Feelin' Happy


Oke She Moke She Pop (Live at the Apollo)


Shake, Rattle & Roll


Shake Rattle & Roll (1966)


Low Down Dog (1965)


Chains of Love


Chains of Love #2



Turner Speaks (audio mp3)



Pete Johnson