Los Angeles, CA–World-renowned and Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, will release his first new album in six years titled “New Standards.”
The album, released on December 3 through Concord Records (with 2-LP set for release on February 11, 2022), the 11-song collection of original compositions takes inspiration from the Jazz Ballads of the 50’s and 60’s.
“For this album, I wanted to try to recreate those ‘sounds’ but do it my own way, which for me meant that I would have to compose the songs myself,” Kenny G said. “So I set out to compose and perform songs that capture the ‘heart and soul’ of those beloved Jazz Standards and to record them ‘my way.’ It was a wonderful (and painstaking) labor of love and I’m super proud of the end result.”
In support of “New Standards,” Kenny will return to the road beginning December 2 with his upcoming “The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2021,” which will open in Waukegan, IL at the Genesee Theatre. Promising to bring Kenny’s signature brand of jazz to the live stage, the multi-city trek will hit a number of major US markets including Nashville, St. Louis, Detroit, and Boston.
HBO will release the documentary, “Listening to Kenny G” in early December as part of the Music Box series created by Bill Simmons.
Kenny G is an award-winning saxophonist, the biggest selling instrumental musician of the modern era, and one of the best-selling artists of all time. With global sales totaling more than 75-million records and 1.5 billion streams, the jazz icon has accumulated staggering 24-award nominations throughout his almost 50-year career and has taken home a Grammy award, American Music Award, NAACP Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards.
With classic, top-selling studio albums including “Duotones,” “Silhouette,” “Breathless,” “Miracles: The Holiday Album,” “Heart and Soul and Brazilian Nights,” Kenny has maintained a high level of creative excellence through decades of unprecedented commercial success.
Listen to the first track “Emeline” here: https://found.ee/kennyg_emelineYT
For further information on the tour dates, visit https://www.kennyg.com.