Documentary Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2021

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Penny Lane

Produced by
Gabriel Sedgwick

Kenny G

2021 | English | USA

LISTENING TO KENNY G explores why some people hate Kenny G’s music and why so many more people can’t get enough. With her signature wit and provocative flair, documentary filmmaker Penny Lane (HAIL SATAN?) delivers a light-hearted examination of the internationally best-selling—yet often polarizing!—smooth jazz icon. While chronicling both his impressive rise to fame and the consequent backlash in certain quarters, Lane raises some complex questions about musical taste, genre, and marketing. In the process, we hear from music critics, record executives, radio personalities, market researchers, fans—and of course, the G man himself.