LISTENING TO KENNY G

Directed by Penny Lane (Hail Satan?), Listening to Kenny G takes a humorous but incisive look at the best-selling instrumentalist of all time – and quite possibly one of the most famous living musicians. The fourth installment in the Music Box series, the film investigates the artist born Kenny Gorelick – who took the pop charts by storm with his 1986 breakthrough single, "Songbird" – exploring his talent for playing jazz so smoothly that a whole new genre, "Smooth Jazz," formed around him, and questioning fundamental assumptions about art and excellence. In his own words, Kenny G speaks candidly about his musical background, his stringent work ethic, and his controversial standing in the jazz canon – along with insights from fans and critics alike.

Information

Director: 

Penny Lane

Production Company:
Ringer Films
Polygram Entertainment

Producers:
Gabriel Sedgwick
Tine Nguyen
Adam Gibbs

Executive Producers:
Bill Simmons
Jody Gerson
Marc Cimino

Distributor:
HBO Documentary Films