January 23, 1992
He's the biggest saxophone sensation around. He's a pop star posing as a jazz musician. He's a man with the shortest last name in show biz. He's Kenny G, and he'll be at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara Friday night. In the last few years since the surprise success of his album "Duotones," soprano saxophonist Kenny G has swept the music scene like few other instrumentalists.
October 16, 1988 |
Miles Davis doesn't compliment just anybody . Noted as a standoffish loner, the legendary trumpeter praised sax player Kenny G one day when both were in the same jazz festival lineup. Davis' praise was music to G's ears. Though he has probably told the story a hundred times, G (whose full surname is Gorelick) gleefully repeated it during breakfast late one morning. Like most people telling Davis stories, Gorelick did an imitation of Davis' croaky voice.
October 5, 1996 |
** KENNY G "The Moment" Arista Is Kenny G smart or what? Here's a guy with nothing more to rely on than fairly mediocre skills as a saxophonist, a boyish manner and great hair, and what does he do with it? He makes himself the No. 1 instrumentalist in the history of the music charts. "The Moment" is G's ninth album, and the title single has already burst through on the airwaves. Expect to hear more.
August 13, 2012 |
So much for "Forever in Love," Kenny G. Twenty years after that tune came out - and also 20 years after Kenneth Bruce Gorelick and Balynda Benson-Gorelick said "I do" - the smooth-jazz man has filed for divorce. The papers, filed Thursday and obtained by TMZ, cite irreconcilable differences and indicate he's seeking joint custody of their 14-year-old son, Noah. Kenny didn't exactly strike first. Balynda filed for legal separation back in January, according to E! News, a move that's reflected in the paperwork.
November 1, 2006 |
Music fans and golf lovers find a common link in the December issue of Golf Digest, which includes the magazine's "Top 100 in Music" list, ranking rap stars, country crooners, jazz instrumentalists and rock 'n' rollers by handicap index. Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G claimed No. 1 with an impressive +0.6 handicap. All three of the Gatlin Brothers made their presence felt inside the top 10, along with No Doubt drummer Adrian Young at No. 5.
June 12, 1987 |
Nobody was more surprised than R&B/jazz saxophonist Kenny G (ne Gorelick) when "Songbird," a soothingly airy instrumental from his current "Duotones" album, cracked Billboard's Top 20 pop chart--and subsequently became the biggest hit of his career. While he had racked up modest hits in the past, including the 1984 Kashif-produced "Hi, How Ya Doin' " and last year's remake of Junior Walker's "What Does It Take to Win Your Love," both were funky, dance tunes featuring black R&B singers.