A special evening with Kenny G performing holiday favorites in concert with a full orchestra in the beautiful Winspear Opera House
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.
Given these and other commercial and critical achievements, one might think Kenny is an artist with nothing to prove but he once again reaffirms his enduring place in popular music with the June 29, 2010, release of Heart and Soul on Concord Records.
Also featuring a performance from the Dallas String Quartet
The Dallas String Quartet is a very eclectic ensemble created by Violist Ion Zanca. The group feels at home in a big variety of genres ranging from jazz to tango, classical to classic rock and pop music. Improvisation is one of the essences of DSQ; some performances are completely improvised, which gives the music a very fresh energy and great flexibility. The unique identity of the group is a result of their constant research for new bow techniques, effects, rhythms, colors, textures and technologies needed to create novel styles and sonorities.