The search for the next great male jazz vocalist has been simmering since the passing of Kevin Mahogany. But according to Jazz Weekly editor and writer George W. Harris, a new contender might be stepping into the spotlight: Hollaway [Jazz Weekly, Hollaway: Jazz-ish].

Harris describes Hollaway’s voice in his Jazz Weekly piece as unique, possessing a weight that sits between Mahogany’s lightness and the deeper tones of singers like Arthur Prysock or Billy Eckstine. Backed by a formidable band featuring Benito Gonzalez on piano, Will Slater on bass, and Josh Green on drums, Hollaway focuses on reimagining jazz standards on his new album, “Jazz-ish.”

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