As far as jazz solo artists are concerned, few have entertained as many as Kenny G. and George Benson over the years … so the pair’s new Breezin’ & Breathless Tour should be a great night indeed.
Responsible for two of the most successful albums of the genre, Kenny G. with his 1992 diamond-certified Breathless and Benson with his 1976 record Breezin’, they’ll celebrate both records each night of the tour in addition to playing some fan favorites, too.
Some words from Benson:
“Kenny, Kenny G that is, is a refined instrumentalist with a lot of wonderful ideas that have connected with millions around the world,” mentions Benson. “He is a master of the soprano sax. I always enjoy when we get an opportunity to work together and I look forward to a very successful tour.”
“To say I’m honored to share the stage with one of the greatest musicians in the world would be a huge understatement,” Kenny G mentions. “George Benson has always been a jazz hero to me with a virtuosity that is second to none. In the past I was very fortunate to have had the chance to perform with him, but doing an extended co-headline tour together is truly an honor and a privilege. I can’t wait to experience the magic that I know will be there each night.”
Here’s the tour schedule, which is short and sweet — but if one comes to your area, and you’re into this type of music, don’t miss out!
Aug. 25 – South Shore Music Circle – Cohasset, Mass.
Sept. 07 – The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, Calif.
Sept. 09 – Ironstone Amphitheater – Murphys, Calif.
Sept. 10 – Humphrey’s By the Bay – San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 15 – Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, Ariz.
Sept. 17 – The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 21 -Treasure Island Casino – Welch, Minn.