Kenny G Weekend Jazz Show Goes Nationwide
June 13, 2012 at 1:50 PM (PT)
KENNY G will host a new two-hour weekend syndicated program called "Contemporary Jazz with KENNY G," where he will feature songs from the past 50 years of jazz-oriented music. The two-hour show, which currently airs on KJAZZ 88.1/LOS ANGELES, will launch this SUNDAY at 7p on a dozen Smooth Jazz Network affiliate stations around the U.S.
"Contemporary Jazz with KENNY G" will feature a diverse array of artists, including GROVER WASHINGTON JR., DAVE GRUSIN, BOB JAMES, DAVE BRUBECK, PAT METHENY, RAMSEY LEWIS, ESPERANZA SPALDING, WES MONTGOMERY, CHRIS BOTTI, DIANNA KRALL, CANNONBALL ADDERLY, HERB ALPERT, RAY CHARLES, CHUCK MANGIONE and GATO BARBIERI, to name a few.
"We are very excited to expand the reach of this program," BROADCAST ARCHITECTURE Pres. ALLEN KEPLER said. "There has been so much great jazz-oriented music recorded during KENNY’s lifetime and we see this as a great opportunity to offer something unique and diverse to radio, while still being relevant to millions of jazz fans around the world."
"I love jazz, and grew up listening to all the great masters of jazz as well as the more contemporary artists," KENNY G noted. "It’s been great fun going through and selecting songs for the show. Lots of memories and some new discoveries. too.