Seminole Casino Hotel Welcomes Legendary Saxophonist Kenny G
Performing Live in Concert
GOLD Entertainment presents renowned instrumentalist Kenny G performing his contemporary jazz hits live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now for $119 and are available by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX or online at www.moreinparadise.com. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
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 United States alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.
Kenny Gorelick started playing professionally with Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra in 1976. He recorded with Cold, Bold & Together (a Seattle-based funk group) and freelanced locally. After graduating from the University of Washington, Kenny G worked with Jeff Lorber Fusion, making two albums with the group. Soon he was signed to Arista, recording his debut as a leader in 1982.
His fourth album, “Duotones” (which included the very popular "Songbird"), made him into a star. Soon he was in demand for guest appearances on recordings of such famous singers as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole. Kenny G's own records have sold remarkably well, particularly “Breathless,” which has topped eight million copies in the United States; his total album sales top 30 million copies. He also recorded his own version of the Celine Dion/Titanic smash "My Heart Will Go On" in 1998, but the following year he released “Classics in the Key of G,” a collection of jazz standards like "'Round Midnight" and "Body and Soul."
In 2002 Kenny G dipped into tropical territory with “Paradise,” which featured guest appearances by Brian McKnight and Chanté Moore. He released “At Last...The Duets Album,” which showcased "duets" with LeAnn Rimes and Chaka Khan, in 2004. Two years later, smooth jazz's king of the soprano sax returned to a purely instrumental approach on the brassy, big-band-inspired albums “Holiday Collection” and “I'm in the Mood for Love.” In 2008, Kenny G released the Latin-inspired “Rhythm and Romance.” He next drifted toward R&B for 2010’s “Heart and Soul,” which featured guest vocals from Robin Thicke and Babyface. A collection with Rahul Sharma called “Namaste” followed in 2012, and in 2015 Kenny G released a tribute to bossa nova titled “Brazilian Nights,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. In 2017, he kept up his active concert schedule, even pairing with fellow smooth jazz legend George Benson for the limited engagement Breezin' & Breathless Tour.