Kenny G will perform at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv on April 10, 2011, at 21:00. The Grammy Award winning American saxophonist will arrive in Israel as part of his world tour with “Heart and Soul” a performance accompanied by 5 musicians.
Born Kenneth Gorelick, in Seattle Washington, Kenny G first heard the saxophone on the Ed Sullivan show – and was, one might say ‘Forever in Love.’ He began his career at age 17 as a sideman for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra, and embarked on a solo career, signing with Arista Records in 1982. Combining R &B, pop, Latin, and jazz elements, Kenny G’s music is widely popular, with record sales in the millions, winning a Grammy for “Forever in Love” in 1994, and ranked 25 in the RIAA list of highest-selling musicians in the US.
Kenny G has even made it into the Guiness Book of World Records in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. Word is that using circular breathing, Kenny G held an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds at J&R Music World in New York City. His latest album, “Heart and Soul” was released on June 29, 2010, and it has a classic R & B feel. Hear Kenny G in Tel Aviv on April 10, 2011 – tickets are 199 – 399, available through Hadran: www.hadran.co.il.
Saving the best for last, some music: