Born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, Kenny G was born in Seattle, Washington in June of 1956. He first found his love of the saxophone when he saw someone playing one on the Ed Sullivan Show. At 10 years old he received his first saxophone. He began to practice all of the time. He learned from a local trumpeter, Gerald Pfister.
|O Christmas Tree||Faith - A Holiday Album||1999|
|Kenny G - Endless Love|
|Salsa Kenny||Rhythm And Romance||2008|
|Heart And Soul||Heart And Soul||2010|
|You're Beautiful||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|The Wedding Song||Breathless||1992|
|You Raise Me Up||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|Spring Breeze||KENNY G||1994|
|The Joy Of Life||Breathless||1992|
|The Champion's Theme||The Moment||1996|
|Jasmine Flower||Ultimate Kenny G||2003|
|I Believe I Can Fly||At Last...the Duets Album||2004|
|Sax-O-Loco||Rhythm And Romance||2008|
|Kenny G Michael Bolton How Am I Supposed To Live Without You|
|In The Rain||Breathless||1992|
|I'm In The Mood For Love||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|Kenny G - Careless Whisper||Exitos|
|Yesterday||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|You Send Me||Greatest Hits||2008|
|The Promise||Heart And Soul||2010|
|The Way You Move||Playlist: The Very Best Of Kenny G||2008|
|End Of The Night||Breathless||1992|
|Brahms Lullaby||Miracles: The Holiday Album||1994|
|One More Time||Paradise||2002|
|Miracles||Miracles: The Holiday Album||1994|
|Northern Lights||The Moment||1996|
|Body And Soul||Classics In The Key Of G||1999|
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|The Way We Were||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|We Wish You A Merry Christmas||The Greatest Holiday Classics||2005|
|The Moon Represents My Heart||Love Ballads Disc 1||2008|
|Beautiful||At Last...the Duets Album||2004|
|Fall Again||Heart And Soul||2010|
|Sabor A Mi||Rhythm And Romance||2008|
|Don't Know Why||At Last...the Duets Album||2004|
|As Time Goes By||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|Peruvian Nights||Rhythm And Romance||2008|
|Brasilia||Rhythm And Romance||2008|
|It Had To Be You||I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time||2006|
|Mirame Bailar||Rhythm And Romance||2008|
|Alfie||At Last...the Duets Album||2004|
|Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!||The Greatest Holiday Classics||2005|
|I'll Be Home For Christmas||The Greatest Holiday Classics||2005|
“I have always loved music and feel blessed to be one of those few people who have been able to share my music with others.”
This Grammy winning saxophonist has been soothing people for decades. With a smooth sound and a trademark look Kenny G is by far one of the most famous saxophone players in the world.
Determined at 10
Born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, Kenny G was born in Seattle, Washington in June of 1956. He first found his love of the saxophone when he saw someone playing one on the Ed Sullivan Show. At 10 years old he received his first saxophone. He began to practice all of the time. He learned from a local trumpeter, Gerald Pfister. In addition to this he also listened to records nonstop and attempted to play what he heard. The main musician that he would listen to was Grover Washington Jr.
In High school he attempted to get into the jazz band. Luckily the following year when he went back he was accepted into the band. In addition to the jazz band Kenny G had another passion, golf. He played for his high school golf team as well.
In 1973 he started out as a sideman in Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. In addition to this he was also going to school, studying for a major in accounting. He originally wanted to be a music major for Central Washington University but was rejected.
Once he got his degree from the University of Washington he went on to play with a funk band. Cold Bold and Together helped him to get his start. After this he went on to become a credited member of The Jeff Lorber Fusion. After this he went on to become a solo artist.
In 1982, Clive Davis heard Kenny G’s version of ABBA’s Dancing Queen and quickly signed him with Arista Records. In the time that he became a solo artist he released several albums and collaborated with many big names. A few include Whitney Houston, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton and Natalie Cole. He even collaborated with Steve Miller, being the first and only time that Kenny G was on a rock and roll album of any kind.
Both his second and third albums, G Force and Gravity achieved platinum status. His fourth album was able to outsell even these. It sold over five million copies just in the United States. Not to be outdone, his sixth album, Breathless became the most successful instrumental album ever. Another record broken by Kenny G is his Christmas album, Miracles. It is the biggest selling Christmas album to date with over 13 million albums sold.
In 1997 one of his songs, Havana from The Moment album was remixed by DJ Todd Terry as well as Tony Moran. This song wound up being a huge dance hit and found itself at the top of the Billboard hot dance and club play chart.
He is very popular in China. He has recorded a few Chinese songs as well. The Moon Represents My Heart as well as Jasmine Flower are a couple of the most popular of his Chinese recordings. His song, Going Home is often played at closing time at many public places as well as schools at the end of classes.
In 1994, Kenny G won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for his song, Forever in Love. As of July of 2006 he became the 25th highest selling artist in the United States. He has sold over forty eight million copies in the United States alone.
In October of 2009, on an AOL Promotion he appeared with the band Weezer. Although he knew nothing of the band before the show they performed well together and received praise.
Did You Know…
…he is an avid golf player, ever since his brother introduced him to the sport at the age of 10
…Kenny G is a certified pilot and flies to many of his events
…he is one of the original investors in the coffee house chain Starbucks
…he is in the Guinness Book of World Records for holding a single note for forty five minutes and forty seven seconds, this was done through circular breathing
…he has two sons with wife, Lyndie Benson of eighteen years
…for free mp3 downloads he is the most downloaded instrumental artist