Kenny G tour

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Aug 30
Kenny G
Vienna, VA · Wolf Trap

About Kenny G

One of the most admired saxophonists Kenny G began was born in Washington, in 1956. Kenny G (Kenneth Bruce Gorelick ) started playing saxophone quite professionally at a very early age of his life. When he was 17, he got chance of performing with Barry White. After playing in various stages and working with many popular musicians of his time, he could release his first self-titled debut album. With this album, Kenny G was able to earn popularity. But in 1986, he released “Duotones” which took him to the peak of success. The album sold more than 3 million copies. Before this, he published G Force and Gravity which were great.

Seeing his popularity and fame, many record studios were interested to record his music. In 1992, he released Breathless which sold over 8 million copies. After that, Kenny G was able hit many stores with his first holiday album, “Miracles”. This album was the number one hit on Billboard 200. He was awarded with prestigious Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for one of his singles, “Forever in Love."

His playing has always been appreciated by people around the world but he had to face many troubles and criticisms. Many great artists rated him as a low quality saxophonists whose does not have a good genre. Many critics said his sound was pop-driven.

Kenny G is very popular in China. He recorded "Going Home" in China which in fact became a kind of unauthorized national closing song for many organizations, clubs, trains, etc. many TV programs and shows end with his music. Kenny G became a legendary artist in China.

But Kenny G did not take those arguments against himself very seriously and concentrated on his work. As per Kenny G, his playing is greatly influenced by jazz music. He is considered as one of the best selling album of all time. as an instrumental artist he has been a successful one with many popular albums and singles. He achieved a number awards and recognitions throughout his musical career in spite of having many difficulties. 

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