Who is Kenny G.

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Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956 in Seattle), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American soprano saxophonist.

Kenny G began playing in Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra at the age of 17. He graduated from the University of Washington. Since 1981 Kenny G released several solo albums and worked with Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin. Kenny G made his breakthrough in 1986 with his fourth album DuoTones. In 1994 Kenny G won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for Forever in Love. Kenny G achieved particular success with his hits Songbird and Waiting for You.

Kenny G also played with the Rippingtons and was featured on a number of soundtracks, including Bodyguard, Pretty Woman, the Disney-Pixar animated film Cars, and the saxophone on the soundtrack for Decision from Love (with soundtrack producer James Newton Howard).

Since the album Breathless (1992) Kenny G has been working with his friend and producer Walter Afanasieff (including "My Heart Will Go On" / Celine Dion or "Hero" / Mariah Carey).

In 2011, Kenny G appeared in the extended version of Katy Perry's music video "Last Friday Night" as Uncle Kenny.


  • Kenny G, 1982
  • G Force, 1983
  • Gravity, 1985
  • Duotones, 1986
  • Silhouette, 1988
  • Live, 1989
  • Breathless, 1992
  • Miracles: The Holiday Album, 1994
  • The Moment, 1996
  • Classics in the Key of G, 1999
  • Faith: A Holiday Album, 1999
  • Paradise, 2002
  • Wishes: A Holiday Album, 2002
  • At Last ... The Duets Album, 2004
  • The Greatest Holiday Classics, 2005
  • I'm in the Mood for Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time, 2006
  • The Holiday Collection, 2006
  • Best, 2006
  • Rhythm & Romance, 2008
  • Heart and Soul, 2010
  • Namaste, 2012
  • The Christmas Classic Album, 2012
  • Kenny G - Brazilian Nights, 2015


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