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Kenny G And Friends Help Restore Hope

The saxophone star will highlight Chai Lifeline’s benefit show in Toronto this June.

Toronto charity Chai Lifeline Canada is pleased to announce that Grammy-winning music legend Kenny G (and Friends) will headline their annual concert at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall on June 20, 2022.

Chai Lifeline Canada youth ambassador Jess Rosenbloom will also be on stage, sharing her story of strength and bravery in the face of pediatric cancer. The evening will also include silent and live auctions and awards to celebrate extraordinary community service in support of Chai Lifeline Canada.

With the release of his self-titled debut album in 1982, Kenny G became the top instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. His first new album in six years New Standards features 11 original compositions inspired by the jazz ballads of the ’50s and ’60s.

Kenny is the subject of the documentary Listening To Kenny G, directed by Penny Lane. The doc 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 instalment in the Music Box series investigates the artist born Kenny Gorelick, exploring his talent for playing jazz so smoothly that a whole new genre, Smooth Jazz, formed around him. Kenny G speaks candidly about his musical background, his stringent work ethic, and his controversial standing in the jazz canon.

It’s been three years since Chai Lifeline Canada brought the community together for an evening in support of the non-profit charitable organization. While the pandemic has been extremely challenging for everyone, for families living with life-threatening and chronic illness, it has been harder in so many ways. “We are so grateful for the resilience of our team, the commitment of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors who made it possible to restore hope throughout the pandemic. We look forward to gathering together to show our support to our entire community says Chai Lifeline Canada executive director Mordechai Rothman.

Chai Lifeline Canada is a non-profit organization that provides support to children and families who are facing life-threatening and chronic illness. When a child is born with or develops a serious illness, every member of the family and every aspect of every day is impacted. While medical teams at the hospital are focused on the immediate health of an ill baby, child or teenager, Chai Lifeline Canada‘s team is dedicated to the wellbeing of the patient, their siblings, and their parents.

All of Chai Lifeline Canada‘s 25 year-round programs and services — from a dedicated case manager to therapeutic programs, from social activities to educational support, from family getaways to medically supervised summer camps — are provided FREE of charge. Visit the organization’s website for more info.

Tickets for the event cost $75 – $165 and are available HERE.