The world’s most renowned saxophonist, Kenny G, returns to The Orleans Showroom July 10, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.
A longtime aviator, Kenny is no stranger to risk-taking. After years of playing professionally with groups like Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra and Jeff Lorber Fusion, Kenny signed with Artista Records in 1982 and three critically-acclaimed jazz albums later, he was on his way to stardom.
Kenny’s big moment came in 1988 on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. That night he launched into “Songbird,” the landmark of his fourth album Duotones, and a star was born. From there, Kenny went on to become a multi-platinum sensation, collaborating with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra. His next studio albums, Silhouette and Breathless were extremely successful, the latter becoming the biggest selling instrumental record in U.S. history with more than 12 million copies sold.
In 1994, Kenny broke another record with his holiday compilation, Miracles. The album was Kenny’s first to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, became the best-selling holiday album of all-time. In 1996, Kenny teamed with artist and producer Babyface for “The Moment” which featured two collaborations “Everytime I Close My Eyes” and “That Somebody Was You” with Toni Braxton. In 2002, Kenny took his audience to the islands with the soulful album Paradise, which featured the hit track “All the Way” with Brian McKnight. In 2004, Kenny delivered an all-guest-star album entitled At Last…The Duets Album featuring Barbara Streisand, Burt Bacharach, LeAnn Rimes and Earth, Wind and Fire.
With each new recording, Kenny begins from a personal place — the sounds that move him. On his most recent album, Rhythm and Romance, Kenny ventures into uncharted creative territory with his first Latin Jazz release. Over the past two decades, Kenny has established himself as the top-selling instrumental musician of the modern era with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums, with 45 million sold in the United States alone.
Tickets are now available starting from $74.95, plus tax. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.