Kenny G blows in the holiday season

By Sara Wilson

One of the world’s most revered saxophonists will be making Yuletide bright this holiday season, as Kenny G brings his Miracles Holiday Tour to the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Dec. 4.

Kenny will perform some of his greatest hits, including songs from his 1994 smash album Miracles: The Holiday Album, which ranks as one of the most successful holiday albums ever – with over eight million copies sold.

“Performing the classic holiday songs is such a pleasure for me and the band,” said Kenny.

“I’m asked year round to play songs from my Miracles Holiday album and even in July we sometimes throw in a classic holiday song. We can’t wait to get on the road in (December) to bring the sound of the holiday season to our wonderful fans. We hope everyone will come out and join us to celebrate.”

It’s been 25 years since Kenny G, the most celebrated instrumental musician, debuted the Grammy Award winning album Breathless, selling over 12 million copies in the United States alone.

In addition to his recording success, Kenny G set a Guinness World Record in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. “At a performance at J&R Music World in New York City, he employed a method called circular breathing to hold an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. Although his mark was surpassed in 2000 by Vann Burchfield, Kenny G was hopeful of reclaiming the record.”

Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Weezer to Whitney Houston to Katy Perry.

Kenny G is the biggest-selling musician of the modern Jazz era, with worldwide sales of more than 75 million records.

Tickets start at $69.50 and are available at selectyourtickets.com

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