Westbury, NY–The weather outside was frightful but the sultry sounds of one of America’s most beloved music artists to ever sanctify the world of smooth jazz made the NYCB Theatre feel like snuggling up by a cozy lit fire with the someone you love.
The exquisiteness of Kenny G and his amazing ensemble was just the right remedy under Thursday night’s wintery mix that fell throughout the Tri-State area bringing with it slippery conditions though far from dissuading fans from the sold out arena.
The multi platinum instrumentalist extraordinaire graciously took to the stage with his unpretentious demeanor welcoming his adoring listeners before performing his set list of endless hits mesmerizing the elated crowd.
From the soothing melody of 1988’s “Silhouette” off its self-titled fifth album, the forever sensual “Songbird” from his 1987 fourth masterpiece Duotones, the eternally eloquent “Forever In Love” off his 1992 sixth album Breathless together with a multitude of other delectable arrangements kept admirers irresistibly enchanted under his canorous spell.
Taking a brief intermission, the seasoned maestro turned the spotlight over to longtime band members guitarist Russ Freeman letting his strings blaze an outstanding solo and percussionist Ron Powell jam to an afro-latino rhythm session rocking the entire venue to its feet.
This iconic songwriter, record producer, and musician has surpassed his talents attaining over seventy-five million albums sold worldwide continuing his melodious legacy untarnished and limitless.
Sharing his passion with an extensive line of other illustrious artists the Queen of soul Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, George Benson, Natalie Cole and a multifold of heavyweights, his astounding gift for the art of music never skips a beat.
Kenny G is testament of when you do more than you learn, you leave a distinctive footprint on the earth. His astonishing love of sound has lured generations of jazz lovers to his phenomenal flair leaving a global mark lasting beyond four decades.
His latest masterpiece New Standards is out now available on all music mainstream outlets and visit kennyg.com for all upcoming tour dates.