Lynnwood, WA (PRWEB) April 08, 2016
On Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (April 30th and May 1st,) Grammy award winning saxophonist, Kenny G will present a clinic and performance Roy’s Place, located to Kennelly Keys Music in Lynnwood (4926 196th ST S.W. Lynnwood, WA 98036) Tickets are now available for advance purchase at http://www.kennellykeysmusic.com or at all Kennelly Keys Music locations.
Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Kenny G was born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick on June 5, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. He took an early interest in music and began playing the saxophone at the age of 10. He continued on with the instrument in his teens, while falling in love with the R&B sounds of popular groups like Earth Wind & Fire.
In 1982, after inking a deal with Arista Records, Kenny G released his self-titled debut album. Striking a balance between jazz and R&B, the record marked a solid start to his solo career. His next two albums, G Force (1983) and Gravity (1985), continued his upward trajectory, but it was his fourth studio album, Duotones (1986), that made the saxophonist an international star. Eventually topping 5 million sales, the silky-smooth jazz album led the way for Kenny G to work with other big-name stars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole. During his long career, he's also performed with Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra.
Kenny has also made efforts to take on different kinds of musical forms. The saxophonist has recorded albums that have displayed his appreciation for jazz standards (Classics in the Key of G, 1999), tropical sounds (Paradise, 2002), and Latin beats (Rhythm and Romance, 2008). In 2010 he delivered the R&B–driven album Heart and Soul, with contributions from Robin Thicke and Babyface, and in 2015 he returned to Latin inspirations for Brazilian Nights.
Roy’s Place provides an intimate setting for a positive interaction between the clinician and the audience. With the audience just a few feet away, the musicians are up close and personal with the audience creating a very relaxed and open environment. Past instructional clinics at Roy’s Place have included notable artists such as; Tower of Power Horns, Phil Woods, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, Duffy Jackson, Jim Snidero, Steve Turre, Phil Woods, Eddie Daniels, Mindy Abair and David Sanborn.