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Jul 21, 2011

THE BIGGEST-SELLING INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE MODERN ERA: KENNY G, DECEMBER 15

KENNY G HOLIDAY TOUR
COMING TO DPAC, DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 

 (Durham, NC) — The biggest-selling instrumental musician of all-time, smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G brings his much anticipated Holiday Tour to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on December 15, 2011.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 30th at 10am:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Tickets start at $39*. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Thursday, July 28th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

"Kenny G is truly an artist whose sound is perfectly matched for the keen acoustics of DPAC," said Bob Klaus GM of DPAC. "The holidays are always special at DPAC and we think this new addition to our December line-up will be a real treat."

Kenneth Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in 1986. Kenny’s main instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also plays the alto and tenor saxophone and the flute on occasion.

A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings make the pop charts, Kenny G’s sound has been a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations since the mid-’80s, making him a household name. Kenny G is a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced a bit by Grover Washington, Jr.) who often caresses melodies, putting a lot of emotion into his solos. Because he does not improvise much (sticking mostly to predictable melody statements), his music largely falls outside of jazz. However, because he is listed at the top of "contemporary jazz" charts and is identified with jazz in the minds of the mass public, he is classified as jazz. Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums. In 1994, Kenny G won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for "Forever in Love" He has established the Kenny G Miracles Foundation to raise money for music charities. His holiday concert promises to be another unforgettable evening that DPAC is famous for. For further information please go to www.kennyg.com.

DPAC’s upcoming lineup includes Maze featuring Frankie Beverly (Aug 19). For more information about these and all DPAC shows please visit www.dpacnc.com.

*(plus added convenience and handling charges depending on place of purchase).


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About DPAC
The Durham Performing Arts Center is a 2,700 capacity multi-use theatre that features the hottest Broadway and family shows, high-profile concerts and incredible special events. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s Top Theater Venues, and currently ranked #2 in US Theaters. DPAC has become a beacon of energy in the Triangle and the region’s new home for world-class live entertainment. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC is also home of the SunTrust Broadway Series with over 10,000 season ticket holders and show stopping Broadway engagements of Hair and Radio City Christmas spectacular starring The Rockettes and much, much more. For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.

 

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