Smooth Jazz Network Launches Weekend Contemporary Jazz Show Hosted By Kenny G
April 4, 2011 at 4:36 AM (PT)
KENNY G is about to add more to his already full plate of touring, recording and co-hosting a daily morning show, with SANDY KOVACH on the SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK. The new two-hour weekend program is called "Contemporary Jazz With KENNY G" and features songs from the past 50 years of jazz oriented music.
The show 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.
BROADCAST ARCHITECTURE President ALLEN KEPLER said, "We are very excited about this new program with KENNY as host. 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."
KENNY G added, "I love jazz, and grew up listening to all the great masters of jazz as well as the more contemporary artists. It’s been great fun going through and selecting songs for the show. Lots of memories and some new discoveries too."