Ken Slavin, the number-one male jazz singer in the home of the Alamo, returns to the Big Apple on Thanksgiving Weekend with his new show, "Ken Slavin: Jazz Crooner Extraordinaire!"
Backed by a classic jazz trio of piano, bass and drums, Slavin will take the legendary theater’s stage at 158 W. 72nd Street on Saturday, November 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 plus a two-drink minimum. And there is a $5 discount for MAC members with the code PERFORMERS. Visit www.triadnyc.com to purchase tickets.
November 30, 2019, 7 p.m
158 W. 72nd Street
$20 plus a two-drink minimum
Slavin will present an elegant and eclectic program of classic jazz and torch songs, including fine selections from the Great American Songbook. He’ll also throw in a couple of Holiday-themed surprises served up with a swing beat.
Music director for the show is Slavin’s longtime piano accompanist and producer, Barry Brake, also of San Antonio.
“I’m thrilled to be making my first appearance at the beautiful Triad theater and to be a part of New York’s famous Holiday cheer," Slavin said.
The San Antonio, Texas-based vocalist made his New York City singing debut on Halloween Night 2013 at the famed Metropolitan Room. Since then, Slavin has returned numerous times, most recently for a two-night engagement at Don’t Tell Mama. He has enjoyed increasing popularity on New York area radio stations and on nationally syndicated radio programs with his CD, “You Gotta Have Heart: Ken Slavin Live at The Metropolitan Room in New York,” executive-produced by Tony Award-winner Paul Boskind, co-producer of 2011’s Broadway revival, “The Normal Heart.”
Slavin has opened for jazz legends as Dianne Reeves, The Four Freshmen, Eddie Palmieri, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Sanborn and Chico Hamilton. He also has performed in concert with the internationally acclaimed Jim Cullum Jazz Band, legendary New York-based jazz pianist Johnny O’Neal, veteran jazz saxophonist Richie Cole, and globally acclaimed jazz drummer Gerry Gibbs, also based in New York, who is the son of renowned jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. In addition, he he has given private performances for GRAMMY Award winners Helen Reddy and Vikki Carr.
A native of the Tri-State area – he was born in New London, Connecticut, and spent his childhood years in Greenwich, on Staten Island, in Newark – Slavin has been performing in Texas for nearly 30 years. A self-described “late bloomer,” he began his successful music career just before he turned 29.
Now 58, Slavin has racked up numerous awards and glowing reviews across the country and overseas. His CDs sell briskly in Japan, Europe and Latin America. And he is currently ranked #1 on ReverbNation’s jazz charts for San Antonio and for the Southwest Region, having enjoyed time in the Top 10 for its U.S. and global jazz charts for most of this year. He also is a voting member of The Recording Academy, which produces the GRAMMY Awards.
In 2012, the San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival presented Slavin with the “Lifetime Achievement Award" for his musical contributions to the community – most notably for a six-year series of concerts and a special CD he produced and starred in to benefit the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.
"Ken Slavin: Jazz Crooner Extraordinaire!" promises an evening of great music, exciting performances, and Holiday fun.