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Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Kenny G will bring his signature blend of R&B, pop, and Latin-infused jazz to Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh for three performances with the North Carolina Symphony, Friday March 1 at 8 p.m., and Saturday March 2, at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, Kenny has solidified his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental ability and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

Kenny was only 17 when he landed a spot with Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra. In 1982, he landed a record deal with Arista and launched a solo career with three critically acclaimed jazz albums. By the ’90s, he was a multi-platinum seller and a frequent collaborator with some of the most iconic figures in American popular music.

Other recording projects include Miracles, the best-selling holiday album of all time, At Last…The Duets Album, released in 2004 and featuring performances by Barbara Streisand, Burt Bacharach and LeAnn Rimes, Rhythm and Romance, his first Latin jazz album and his Concord debut in 2008, and 2010’s Grammy-nominated Heart and Soul, which captures the spirit of the classic R&B that Kenny grew up listening to in his native Seattle.

Tickets to Kenny G range from $59 to $89.  Student tickets are $15.  For more information, go to the North Carolina Symphony’s website at, or call 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.

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