Canoc Productions today announced that international songwriter and musician, Kenny G will be performing in South Africa at 8pm on Thursday, 20 November 2014 at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. Tickets go on sale at Computicket tomorrow, Thursday, 03 July.
Presented by Canoc Productions in association with Mzanzi Magic Music, the Kenny G concert is a special performance set to enthrall his many local fans and lovers of contemporary and smooth jazz. “We are exceptionally pleased to bring this phenomenally successful GRAMMY Award winning artist to perform in South Africa,” says Pleasure Letsoalo, Managing Director and Founder of Canoc Productions who also brought Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and Maxwell to this country.
“We are excited to be a part of the Kenny G concert. As Mzansi Magic Music we believe in exposing our audiences to the best in local and international music,” says Victor Koaho, Mzansi Magic Music‘s Head of Marketing.
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard‘s contemporary jazz chart.
After High School, the gigs with R&B and contemporary jazz artists like White and Jeff Lorber kept coming. In 1982, he landed a record deal with Arista and launched a solo career with three critically acclaimed jazz albums – Kenny G (1982), G-Force (1983) and Gravity (1985). By the ‘90s, he was a multi-platinum seller and a frequent collaborator with some of the most iconic figures in American popular music, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra. His subsequent studio albums, Silhouette (1988) and Breathless (1992), were hugely successful, the latter selling more than 12 million records in the U.S. alone and spawning the Grammy-winning single, “Forever in Love.”
Other career highlights include Miracles, a 1994 holiday album that took him to the top of the Billboard chart for the first time and has since become the best-selling holiday album of all time. His two holiday albums since then – Faith in 1999 and Wishes in 2002 – have been similarly successful. At Lastâ€¦The Duets Album, released in 2004, featured performances by Barbara Streisand, Burt Bacharach and LeAnn Rimes, along with a remake of Outkast‘s “The Way You Move” with Earth, Wind and Fire.
Don‘t miss Kenny G at the Ticketpro Dome this November. Book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre. For more tour information visit www.KennyG.com or www.canoc.co.za Keep up to date with Kenny G on Twitter and Facebook