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For GRAMMY Consideration - "Love's Never Lost" - Best Traditional Pop Vocal
Kevin Dozier kicks off 2013 with the release of his album, “Love’s Never Lost". This collection marks his second major album release following the 2009 award-winning “Love-Wise”. Kevin was awarded the MAC and Backstage Bistro Awards for ‘Outstanding Vocalist’ in 2011. Most recently, Kevin made his acclaimed debut at 'Feinstein's' in NYC, was a featured performer at 'Jazz at Lincoln Center', 'The National Arts Club', and numerous 'Noel Coward Society' functions. He’s had sold-out runs at 'The Metropolitan Room', 'The Laurie Beechman Theatre', and 'Don't Tell Mama's' in NYC, and 'The Plush Room' and 'San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center' in San Francisco. Kevin's second CD, "Love's Never Lost" was released in February of 2013. This CD, produced by Paul Rolnick, with arrangements, orchestrations, and musical direction by Alex Rybeck, is a collection of songs, old and new, reflecting on the many stages of love. It is currently available on iTunes, CDBaby.com, and Amazon.com. Kevin's highly acclaimed debut album, "Love-Wise", is available on CDBaby.com or Itunes. "Love-Wise" made many of 2009's top album lists including Broadwayworld.com's Top 10 Voalso cal Albums of 2009 and WHLI radio’s Top 50 of 2009. Produced and arranged by Christopher Marlowe (arranger and musical director for Nancy Lamott), the album features love songs from the Great American Songbook. Kevin was born in Kentucky and grew up in Minnesota, Missouri, and Kansas. He proudly returned to New York City in 2005, after 10 years in San Francisco, where he was named "Male Cabaret Performer of the Year" in the San Francisco Cabaret Competition. He made his critically acclaimed NYC cabaret debut at 'Don't Tell Mama' in June of 2008, followed by several successful runs at 'The Metropolitan Room'. These performances garnered him a MAC Award nomination in 2009 for Best Male Debut Performance. Kevin worked professionally as a studio-singer for many years in Kansas City, MO. He has studied with Marilyn Maye, Gene Puerling, Marianne Challis, Scott Barnes, Jackie Presti, Richard Nickol, Kirby Shaw, Phil Mattson, Steve Zegree, and Bill Grace. Kevin has worked as an executive with numerous Retail companies including Sephora, Williams-Sonoma, and Barnes & Noble. Currently he is a Senior Executive with Reed Krakoff, a division of Coach.