When: Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m. 2015
In 1990, Ken Slavin made his performing debut at the tourist trap Dick’s Last Resort, an odd introduction for a traditional vocal jazz artist. Three albums and 25 years later, Slavin has proven himself time and again as one of the city’s premier singers. With the fake book and show tunes of the American canon, it’s easy to fall into pastiche or a rip-off of Sinatra. But Slavin knows how to make these standards his own, his voice booming with comfort and personality. With pianist Barry Brake, bassist Chuck Moses and drummer Darren Kuper in the mix, it should make for a sterling evening indeed.