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The musical style of Kenny G (born Kenny Gorelick) has been called, smooth, soulful, melodic and
romantic. His trademark jazz/rhythm and blues/pop and funk
places him in a rare stratosphere of artists.
Kenny G had his just "moment" one night when
he was 10 years old, watching a saxophone player on the Ed Sullivan
Show. There have been many moments since: including being named
Billboard Magazine's "Jazz Artist of The Decade" ('80s), being
named top instrumentalist in Playboy, Downbeat, and Rolling Stone
Magazine's Readers Polls, performing at the 1993 Presidential
Inauguration, performing at the 1996 Democratic National Convention,
winning a Grammy Award in 1993 for "Forever In Love," winning
the American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist in 1994
and being named on the R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association of
America) list of the 25 Top Selling Artists of All Time not to
mention the fact that his eight albums have sold more than 36 million
copies worldwide to date.
Kenny G says, "My inspiration comes from
many different places and at very unexpected times. That's the beauty of
creativity. I feel that really experiencing the moments of our lives is
the only way to really live."
After his mother rented his first saxophone, Kenny
played in the school bands. His musical education, however, consisted
mainly of him staying home and practicing along with records (mostly of
Grover Washington Jr.) trying to emulate the sounds that he was hearing.
Kenny's high school band director got him his first professional job as
sax soloist for a Barry White show in his
hometown of Seattle. Kenny was just 17 years old.
At the University of Washington, Kenny's college band
director (Roy Cummings) encouraged him to listen to some of the all-time
great sax players such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Sonny
Rollins and this increased Kenny's musical vocabulary. During these
college days (1974 - 1978) Kenny played with a local soul group called
Cold, Bold & Together.
22 year old Kenny Gorelick joined
Jeff Lorber's band
and toured the USA for the first time. It was during this stint that
Arista Records President, Clive Davis saw Kenny play and later
approached Jeff Lorber with the idea of a Kenny Gorelick solo album. His
debut album, "Kenny G" was recorded in 1982.
The next two albums, "G-Force" and
"Gravity" were collaborations with producer Kashif and the
late Wayne Braithwaite. "I learned a lot about producing and
writing during this period and also what kind of music was really
But it wasn't until 1986 with his fourth album,
"Duotones," Kenny felt that his true voice finally came out.
Kenny played all of the instruments on the first single,
"Songbird" and produced the sound that has been his signature
ever since "Songbird" went to # 4 on the Billboard Pop Chart.
Next, the self-produced, multi-platinum, "Silhouette," Kenny's
fifth album, produced the mega-smash "Silhouette."
Kenny wrapped up the '80s with his sixth and only
double album to date, "Kenny G
Live," which Kenny says
"captured the live experience that I felt was more of a true
representation of my sound." Kenny's first full length home video
was also derived from this project. "Kenny G
Live" has sold
more than three million units nationally and the video is double
"Breathless," the seventh album for Kenny,
made history and broke chart and sales records. The album set a record
by staying # 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Chart for more than 100 weeks
and made history by becoming the # 1 Instrumental Album of all time and
propelling Kenny G into the superstar universe and the #1
Instrumentalist of all time. The single, "Forever In Love"
from the album earned him a Grammy Award and the album stayed on the
Billboard Pop Album Chart for 4 years after its release.
What is now a holiday classic, Kenny G's eighth
album, "Miracles: The Holiday Album" (released in '94),
shattered a long standing record to become the biggest selling holiday
album in history and the only holiday album to reach # 1 on the
Billboard Album Chart in three decades. "I was reluctant to record
a Christmas record as I thought that making a Christmas album was in
some way making a religious statement. But after first experimenting
with the recording of 'White Christmas,' all I heard was a beautiful
song with a beautiful melody and I was hooked."
Kenny G has pioneered his career with his
distinctive "sax sound" which blossomed into # 1 albums, # 1
singles, Grammy, Billboard and American Music Awards, sold-out tours and
eventually re-writing chart history. His accomplishments are impressive
by any artist standards, many are unprecedented by any other
Hit songs include --
- By The Time This Night Is Over
- Forever In Love
- Don't Make Me Wait For Love
- Auld Lang Syne
- We've Saved The Best For Last
- Going Home
- The Way You Move
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- The Moment
- My Heart Will Go On
- One More Time
- My Favorite Things
- What A Wonderful World
- Hi, How Ya Doin'?
- Love On The Rise
- By The Time This Night Is Over
Kenny G may be available for your next special event!
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.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Smooth Jazz. / SmoothJazz
.Crossover Jazz. / CrossoverJazz
.Jazz-Pop. / JazzPop
.Contemporary Jazz. / ContemporaryJazz
.Easy Listening. / EasyListening
.Pop. / xPop
.Saxophonist. / xSaxophonist
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
Born: ..in Washington state / born nWashington
Born: ..in Seattle / born SeattleWA
Born: Jul 5, 1956
Based: ..in US
Musical Artists, xJewish
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HOW TO BOOK KENNY G?
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Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of
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artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.
As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are
prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as
the artist becomes more popular, or decrease when becoming less popular.
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