Kenny G is headed back to town for a summer concert and tickets go on sale this weekend

Kenny G is one of the most successful smooth jazz artists of all time.

He’s no stranger to Dayton stages and has been a staple of summer concert season in Dayton.

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This year, Kenny G will perform at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Sunday, June 23.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45 plaza and orchestra and $25 lawn and terrace. Limit four tickets per person on the first day of sale.

All ticket prices increase $5 day of show.

Tickets will be available online and at the Fraze Fan Store at the Town & Country shopping center in Kettering.

We had a chance to interview the artist last summer before a concert at Rose Music Center. Here is what he had to say:


“I’m working on a new album right now. Hopefully it’s going to be done some time in the next few months and then we’ll decide on a time for it to be released. I like the old jazz ballads. There is a certain quality to them and they sound beautiful so I’m doing new songs that we’re writing and performing them in that style. In musical terms, we call them standards so my album is going to be called ‘New Standards.’ When you hear it, you’ll think we’re redoing songs from the old days, but they’re not remakes, they’re brand new ones in that style.”



“When I listen to a lot of the players putting out new albums, it sounds like they decided what songs they wanted to do on Monday, they put them together on Tuesday, recorded it Wednesday and mixed it Thursday. That can’t possibly be the best that you can do. I’m not criticizing. People should record the records the way they want to, but I like to think of every song, solo and note played as super important so it’s going to take me a long time to do it. It’s going to take me a long time to listen back to it, analyze it and see what I want to change. I’ll try some new things, so it’s a long process, but at the end of it I think people are thankful for an artist that really puts a lot of time and effort into what they put out.”

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“I’ve had the same band for the last 30 years. It’s the six of us. We’re like the Golden State Warriors. What we’re doing takes a lot of time and effort but it’s fun. I love it. There are a lot of things coming, but it’s mainly about practicing every day and performing the best I can when I do my shows. Hopefully people walk away amazed at the musicianship they hear from me and the guys.”


Who: Kenny G

Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

When: 7:30 p.m. June 23, 2019

Cost: $25-$45

More info: 937-228-2323 | Website

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