Kenny G announces holiday concert in Springfield, Mo.

Kenny G/Gillioz Theatre

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The smooth sounds of Kenny G will brighten the holidays in Springfield.

The Gillioz Theatre announced the saxophonist will perform December 20 with his "Miracles, Holidays and Hits Tour." The show begins at 8 p.m.

A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, Kenny G‘s sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. Because he does not improvise much (sticking mostly to predictable melody statements), his music largely falls outside of jazz. However, because he is listed at the top of “contemporary jazz” charts and is identified with jazz in the minds of the mass public, he is classified as jazz.

Tickets go on sale August 16. Tickets range from $49.50 to $136. Tickets for this event are reserved seating. Call the Gillioz box office at (417) 863-9491.

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