News Jazz 06/11/2018

Kenny G To Perform At State Theatre For First Time Ever

Kenny G To Perform At State Theatre For First Time Ever

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) In a recording career that spans almost four decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.
For the first time ever, Kenny G brings his unique sound to the State Theatre on Thursday, December 6th. Show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $76(Gold Circle)/$66/$56 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at Sponsored by Lehigh Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and 3rd & Ferry Fish Market.

On this highly-anticipated holiday tour Kenny G will perform some of his greatest hits, including songs from his 1994 smash album Miracles: The Holiday Album, an album that took him to the top of the Billboard chart for the first time and has since become the best-selling holiday album of all time. His two holiday albums since then - Faith in 1999 and Wishes in 2002 - have been similarly successful.

A sixteen-time Grammy nominee, Kenny G won the award in 1994 for Best Instrumental Composition on Forever in Love. That same year he was named Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist at the American Music Awards.

Kenny soaked up the R&B of the early and mid-70s during his teen years at an inner-city Seattle high school where he mixed with a culturally diverse student body at a young age. Inspired by the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire and Grover Washington, Jr., he was only 17 when he landed a gig with Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra at the Paramount Northwest Theater in 1973.

After high school, the gigs with R&B and contemporary jazz artists like White and Jeff Lorber kept coming. In 1982, he landed a record deal with Arista and launched a solo career. By the '90s, he was a multi-platinum seller and a frequent collaborator with some of the most iconic figures in American popular music, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra.

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