Saturday
24
MAR

Kenny G

19:30
21:30

Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio

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DATE CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL - NOW SHOWING MAR. 24 AT 7:30 PM

Release Date: 11/8/17

A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and '90s, Kenny G's sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June. 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is a Grammy winning American, adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. His fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in 1986. Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums.

Kenny adopted his stage name when he turned professional at the age of 17 and started playing in Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra. In 1981 Kenny G signed with Arista Records as a solo artist. He has released many solo albums and collaborated with various artists uncluding Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin. Influenced by the likes of Grover Washington Jr., his own albums are usually classified as smooth jazz.

Kenny G was named the 15th-highest selling artist in America by the RIAA, with 47.5 million albums sold in the USA. In 1994, Kenny G won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for Forever in Love. In 1997, Kenny G earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. Kenny G held an E for over forty five minutes, a record he still holds.

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