Born on June 5, 1956 with real name Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, Kenny G is a renowned American Smooth jazz and adult contemporary saxophonist. With over 75 million albums sold worldwide, he enjoys being one of the highest selling instrumental musicians of present times.
Seattle, Washington based child of a Jewish family, Kenny G started playing saxophone at an early age of ten after developing interest in it when he heard it at The Ed Sullivan Show. The initial directions were taken from a local trumpeter named Gerald Pfister. According to him, all the initial practice was done on a saxophone that was a Buffet Crampon alto.
Early formal education of this talented musician was taken from Whitworth Elementary School and Franklin High School, after which he graduated from the University of Washington. An interesting fact about his early education is that he was refused a seat in school jazz band when he was in high school, but was successful after a couple of attempts. He also played golf for his high school golf team and showed immense love for this sport.
Kenny G began stepped into his professional career when he was seventeen as a sideman for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. After completing his majors in accounting from University of Washington, he joined a funk band named Cold, Bold and Together and later The Jeff Lorber Fusion. While working with Lorber he began his solo career and signed with Artista Records in 1982. It followed release of many solo albums by him as well as his collaboration with many artists like Whitney Houston, Andrea Bocelli, Peabo Bryson, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Toni Braxton, Steve Miller, Natalie Cole, Dudley Moore, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton and Aretha Franklin. Most of his work has been labeled as smooth jazz and it is attributed to his being strongly influenced by the great saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.
The artist gained significant popularity with his second and third albums, named G Force and Gravity respectively. These two albums received platinum certification for their sales in the US, but were left behind by his fourth studio album titled Duotones released in 1986. It is estimated that more than 5 million copies of Duotones were sold only in the US, a record held at that time only by a few others. With every passing day and every new performance Kenny G climbed higher in his fame, releasing his sixth studio album Breathless that has the privilege of being the number one best selling instrumental album ever. More than 12 million copies of this album have been sold in the US and 15 million worldwide. His debut holiday album Miracles has also been titled as the most successful Christmas album ever, and has sold over 13 million copies so far.
Being such a talented artist, Cheap Kenny G tickets does not only hold records in terms of his record sales. He has also been included in Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. He held an E-flat on saxophone using circular breathing for over 45 minutes and 47 seconds while performing at J&R Music World in New York City. Other awards and titles won by Kenny G include a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for his song Forever In Love in 1994, and 25th highest selling artist in the US by RIAA.
Playing Selmer Mark VI Soprano, Tenor and Alto saxophones, as well as giving his own brand of saxophones labeled Kenny G Saxophones, this artist has talent unparalleled by any other in the world. Kenny G Tickets offer music lovers a chance to appreciate his musical abilities by being at one of his shows.