Kenny G to perform in Cuba this December at the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival 2015

Posted: 10-Nov-15 13:59

Kenny G will be landing in Cuba next month to treat a Cuban audience to his sultry smooth jazz tunes as part of the International Havana Jazz Plaza Festival 2015. Joining other internationally acclaimed artists from the international jazz scene, the debut of Kenny G in Cuba will mean the island welcomes the biggest name in the jazz world yet, ahead of the visit of other stars in the music scene like Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and The Rolling Stones.

Kenny G to perform in Cuba this December at the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival 2015

Kenny G will soon be touching down at Havana’s International Jose Marti Airport as he arrives in the island to mark his first ever performance there as part of this year’s edition of the Havana International Jazz Plaza Festival.

According to official sources, the U.S. saxophonist has been confirmed as one of the participants in the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival 2015 which will take place from 13 – 21 December, bringing a long list of accomplished jazz artists from the world over. Kenny G is expected to be in Cuba between 17 and 20 December, although the official dates of his performances haven't been released yet.

Famous for his seductive and mellow tunes that once captivated the world, Kenny G and his signature style of smooth jazz is one of the world’s biggest selling instrumental musicians and his work is highly acclaimed by audiences seeking a relaxing therapeutic experience or those hoping to find spiritual peace at the end of a song. Some of his tunes are also described as “sexy” and ideal as the perfect background music for romantic rendezvous – it has been said that his melodies have that somewhat aphrodisiac touch that lingers.

But over his long career Kenny G has experimented with Latin Jazz too, adding a bit of Latin infusion to his music in his 2008 album - Rhythm Romance, a more upbeat collection of songs and tunes in collaboration with Latin artists, the likes of which included Camila and Michito Sanchez. Will he be bringing his Latin fusion to Cuba or sticking to his old favourites and trademark smooth jazz? We'll have to wait until next month to find out.

In any case he will be charming an eager Cuban audience next who for the first time will get to see him perform life in a concert that signals yet another thawing step between the two neighbouring nations that famously didn’t get along until very recently.

With over 23 albums launched and numerous collaborations with big names like Ray Charles, Luciano Pavarotti, Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin, Kenny G has a long-established career and is admired by everyone in the jazz world. He was awarded a Grammy back in 1994 for his most famous music piece to date – Forever in Love.

Kenny G's presence in the island follows an ongoing trend of worldwide celebrities flocking to Cuba and making travel to the island more fashionable than ever. The question on everyone's lips is: who will be next?


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