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Kenny G

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. His fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in 1986. Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums. Kenny G was born in Seattle, Washington to Jewish parents (his mother was originally from Saskatchewan, Canada) and grew up in the city's Seward Park neighborhood, which is a center of the city's Jewish community. He came into contact with a saxophone when he heard someone performing with one on The Ed Sullivan Show. He started playing the saxophone in 1966 when he was 10 years old. He learned how to play under the direction of local trumpeter Gerald Pfister and by practicing along with records (mostly of Grover Washington, Jr.), trying to emulate the sounds that he was hearing. His first saxophone was a Buffet Crampon alto. Kenny G attended Whitworth Elementary School, Sharples Junior High School, Franklin High School, and the University of Washington, all in his home town of Seattle. When he entered high school, he failed on his first try to

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Kenny G Files for Divorce

Kenny G
Files for Divorce

Kenny G has filed for divorce from his wife, TMZ has learned -- this after his wife filed for legal separation back in January.In the court docs -- filed Thursday in L.A. by Kenny's disso-queen… READ MORE >

Kenny G and Wife Work it Out ... In Private

Kenny G and Wife
Work it Out ... In Private

Kenny G and his wife, Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, are working out their marital issues in private ... TMZ has learned.We're told the case will be handled by a private judge, because both Kenny and his… READ MORE >

- 916 days ago
Kenny G's Wife Files For Legal Separation

Kenny G
Wife Files for Legal Separation

Kenny G's wife has filed for legal separation in their 20 year marriage ... TMZ has learned.Lyndie Benson-Gorelick filed papers in L.A. County Superior Court -- citing "irreconcilable… READ MORE >

- 921 days ago
Katy Perry -- Now HIRING ... Corey Feldman??

Katy Perry
Now HIRING ... Corey Feldman??

Katy Perry has giant coattails -- because Debbie Gibson, Hanson, and freakin' Corey Feldman all managed to ride them into her new music video. All aboard the nostalgia train!!! Check out TMZ on TV… READ MORE >

- 1132 days ago
Samuel L. Jackson -- Down For a Foursome

Samuel L. Jackson -- Down For a Foursome

Samuel L. Jackson laid out his picks for the perfect foursome ... unfortunately he was talking about golf -- which is the ONLY reason Justin Timberlake, Kenny G, and Yanni would ever be mentioned… READ MORE >

- 1335 days ago
Kenny G Hangs Tenor

Kenny G Hangs Tenor

It may be hard to recognize Kenny G with his majestic, mossy locks slicked down into some sort of mulletous mane -- but that's him, sans saxophone, shredding the gnar in Malibu yesterday.NOW CHECK… READ MORE >

- 1873 days ago
Kenny G's Mini G

Kenny G's Mini G

Kenneth Gorelick's -- aka Kenny G's -- son Max is only 15, but the kid is already a clone of his father ... minus the "mature" hairline and world record for longest note ever recorded on a… READ MORE >

- 1887 days ago
Doesn't Jamie Lynn Know "No Glove, No Love?"

Doesn't Jamie Lynn Know "No Glove, No Love?"

Even Kenny G's sexually aware pre-teen kid and his buddies know more about contraception than Jamie Lynn -- if you're gonna get it on, at least wear a jimmy hat!insertBCSinglePlayer(1619484126);… READ MORE >

- 2229 days ago
Kenny G Is One Bad Mamma Jamma

Kenny G Is One Bad Mamma Jamma

Kenny G can talk s**t with the best of them.insertBCSinglePlayer(1506582519);A pap knocked his gorgeous curly mane outside Nobu -- but the adult contemporary badass didn't just sit back and take… READ MORE >

- 2294 days ago
Paul McCartney -- No Love for Jennifer Love?

Paul McCartney -- No Love for Jennifer Love?

It was a bizarro scene last night in Hollywood -- with Kenny G getting better V.I.P. treatment than Jennifer Love Hewitt.insertBCSinglePlayer(1078608527); Sir Paul McCartney must not be a "Ghost… READ MORE >

- 2587 days ago

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