Saxophonist Kenny G. Photo from Kenny G’s Facebook.
He will also visit tourist sites in the capital and meet the press on November 13, as well as the public after the concert.
This is the second time that the artist has performed in Vietnam, at the invitation of the Nhan Dan newspaper, initiator of the “Good Morning Vietnam” concert.
He’s set to perform some of his most iconic tracks, including “Forever in Love,” “Songbird” and “Havana.”
The artist said the tracks were rearranged to better suit the tastes of Vietnamese audiences. He was also working on a jazz cover of a traditional Vietnamese folk song.
Nguyen Thuy Duong, executive producer of the event, said organizers received many requests from the artist regarding sound and lighting systems. To meet these requirements, organizers had to rent and deliver two mixers from Japan to Vietnam for use at the concert.
The artist would also bring his band to Vietnam, as he never hired local orchestras or artists to support his performances, to ensure the quality of his performances.
Le Quoc Minh, editor-in-chief of Nhan Dan newspaper and head of the event’s steering committee, said concert organizers contacted various international artists and Kenny G was the only one with a suitable schedule.
Concert ticket prices have not been revealed and proceeds from ticket sales will be used for charitable activities.
Born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, Kenny G, 67, began playing the saxophone at the age of 10.
He began his professional music career as an orchestral sideman at age 17 and debuted as a solo artist at age 26.
With 75 million records sold worldwide, Kenny G is one of the best-selling artists of all time.
He performed for the first time in Vietnam in 2018 as part of the promotional tour for his album “Brazilian Nights”.