The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is excited to announce that Kenny G will return to the stage on July 15, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Kenny G has both the best-selling instrumental album of all time in the Diamond-selling, 12-times platinum 1992 Breathless, earning him his only Grammy Award among 15 nominations, and the Guinness Book of World Records mark for the longest sustained note ever recorded on the saxophone.
The sound of Kenny G’s saxophone is iconic. His latest release, and 19th studio album, New Standards, could well be used to describe his four-decade body of work, a vision of jazz that helped launch both a musical genre and a radio format.
New Standards continues the musical path that has led to the sale of over 75 million albums worldwide. He looked to the classic ‘50s and ‘60s jazz ballads for inspiration and intertwined them with new studio technology.
“I wanted to play songs with chord progressions that reflected the classic jazz era of Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, and Dexter Gordon while doing them my way, creating new standards,” said Kenny G.
For the last several years, Kenny G has taken to the internet with gusto, his posts becoming memes and going viral, as he continues to have fun with the whole idea of being his iconic self, satirized in South Park, Trolls World Tour, and a Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson-hosted “What’s Up with That?” segment, where Fred Armisen plays a soprano sax player with distinguishing curly hair.
Tickets will be available online to Wilson Center Members beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at wilsoncentertickets.com or by contacting the ticket central box office. Ticket Central is open for telephone and in-person sales Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ticket Central may be reached at (910) 362-7999. Questions may also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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