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Kenny G - 1 Night Only
The Mansion Theatre
189 Expressway Lane
Kenny G's big moment came in 1988 on The Tonight Show with
Johnny Carson. One of the producers insisted that for such a
big appearance the artist should perform a track accompanied by a vocalist. Kenny felt it was important in this moment to
establish himself with an instrumental. The debate continued up until minutes before show time when Kenny launched
into "Songbird," the landmark recording from his fourth album, Duotones. That night he played his heart out and a star was born.
From there Kenny went on to become a multi-platinum sensation soon collaborating with the likes of
Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole
and Frank Sinatra. His next studio albums, Silhouette and Breathless were enormously successful, the
latter becoming the biggest selling instrumental record in U.S. history with more than 12 million records sold in the U.S.
In 1994 Kenny broke another record with his holiday compilation, Miracles, which, in addition to being Kenny's first
album to hit number #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, became the best selling holiday album of all-time. Thirteen years
later, it still stands as the best-selling holiday album.
In 2002, Kenny took his audience to the islands with the soulful
album Paradise, which featured the hit, adult-contemporary track "All the Way" with
Brian McKnight. In 2004, Kenny delivered
an all-guest-star album entitled At Last...The Duets Album. The album featured performances by
Barbara Streisand, Burt
Bacharach, LeAnn Rimes as well as a remake of
OutKast's "The Way You Move" with
Earth, Wind and Fire.
With each new
recording, Kenny begins from a personal place - the sounds that move him. It brings him great joy to introduce new material
to a live audience. For the past twenty years he has been a fixture in arenas, amphitheaters and concert halls and has
performed for millions of people all over the world.
When pressed about his theory as to why he has been so successful, Kenny
offers, "I think my music gives people the opportunity to listen to their own thoughts. Tap into their imaginations. Create
their own stories to songs without the limitation of words...plus it's a really beautiful instrument."