David Sanborn

Genesee Theatre

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Grammy-winning saxophonist shares a blend of jazz, R&B, and pop; Billboard-topping contemporary jazz player Steve Oliver opens

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David Sanborn

  • How Allmusic.com’s Scott Yanow describes David Sanborn: “the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years.”
  • Although he’s a smooth player and a jazzy player: don’t call his music smooth jazz—it’s more a fusion of jazz, funk, soul, blues, pop, and rock
  • His track record: 6 Grammy Awards and 24 albums, 8 of which were certified gold and 1 that went platinum
  • Why he first started playing the sax: polio
  • Really?: Yep, Sanborn had polio at the age of three, and took up the sax upon doctor’s advice to strengthen his weakened chest muscles and improve his breathing
  • How he got his start in the industry: he played with blues greats such as Albert King and Little Milton when he was only 14, which lead to his career as a sought-after session player
  • That awesome sax solo that kicks off David Bowie’s “Young Americans”: pure Sanborn
  • The theme to L.A. Law: pure Sanborn again
  • A few more artists he has collaborated with: The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Elton John, Billy Joel, and The Eagles
  • So basically: if there was a sax solo in a hit song in the past few decades, there’s a good chance it was played by David Sanborn

Genesee Theatre

Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.

Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.

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    Genesee Theatre

    203 N Genesee St.

    Waukegan, IL 60085

    +18472636300

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