Monday, February 21, 2011

Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist Kenny G Performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts #jazz

AEG Live and Broward Center present Grammy Award-winning saxophonist KennyKenny G on Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The contemporary jazz saxophonist infuses elements of R&B, pop and Latin with the smooth jazz genre that he has dominated for almost three decades, performing songs from his newest album “Heart and Soul,” which earned Kenny G his 17th Grammy nomination.

Since the beginning of his career in 1982, Kenny G has produced 23 albums and collaborated with iconic stars such as Aretha Franklin; Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra; Barbra Streisand; and Earth, Wind and Fire. Career highlights include the 1994 holiday album “Miracles,” his first number one album on the Billboard charts and the best-selling holiday album of all time and the 1992 studio album “Breathless” which sold more than 12 million records in the U.S. alone.

Noting his dominance of the genre, the New York Times referred to Kenny G as “the regent of the smoothiverse.” He is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums and more than a dozen number one hits on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

Tickets are $35, $45, $55 and $65 and are available through the Broward Center’s box office at 954/462-0222 or online at

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

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