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Kenny Blog and Q&A!

Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM by User 102 Comments

Kenny G responds to some of your questions in his latest blog entry! You will be able to find more of Kenny's blogs on the new full website coming soon!

KENNY'S BLOG 6.28.10

I'm pretty excited about the release of my new CD. It is coming out in a couple of days. I'm writing this on Sunday June 27. I'm on an American Airlines flight at the moment and using there new GOGO wireless internet connection thing. It's pretty cool. I usually am to busy to sit down and type blog stuff so this is perfect because I can't go anywhere and I can get things done. I wish there was a way to connect with all the people that like my music. I know that those of you who are reading this are pretty computer savvy etc....and you guys aren't intimidated by websites, downloading..etc... but I think a majority of my "fans" are more "mature" and probably don't feel the same about downloading. They ( like me ) like to hold a CD in my hand, read the notes..etc..look at the physical picture...so since there are very few record stores around these days, it is difficult for people who want the physical CD to get them. And ordering on line and waiting for it to get shipped doesn't give them the instant satisfaction that one get's when buying something at a store. So.....how can I convince my audience that it is OK to download the music. that they will get instant gratification and have the music on their computer instantly!! This is my challenge....But I hope that those of you who would like the CD will order it from my store directly. Much better for me and I will also autograph it as well. Yes, it will take a little longer to get than going to Amazon, but if you go to my website, it means that I can keep in contact with you and make sure that those who are supporting me get the best deals on anything that I've got going, like concert tours, new music, pictures....etc..saxophones..etc.. All good. A win-win for sure, so if you are on the fence about how to get my new music....do it from my online store and that way we can stay connected. And if  you guys like the new CD, please Facebook, Twitter..blog...etc..and let all your friends and subsequently their friends know about it...and who knows..maybe this technology will actually translate into more people being able to be exposed to my music!!

If you have any questions please send them to [email protected] com and I will answer as many as I can in my new blog.

 

Q&A WITH KENNY

My son plays the alto sax and we just bought “Easy Solo for Sax by Kenny G.” Do you have music that is for alto sax only? The music in the book seems to be in a different key than what his Yamaha is. Please let us know.

Thank you,

Patti

A- Most of my music is written for the sax that I play mostly which is soprano. I don't think I have it yet for Alto Sax. This is definitely something that I should do so thanks for bringing it to my attention. 

 

Can Kenny's saxophone be sold to China. How can I buy the sax in china?

A-YES.....JUST GIVE US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING

 

Hello Kenny,

My name is Shimon. I’m from Israel and I love your music :) I play the sax and I love it. I don’t understand why we can’t hear your station in Israel over the Internet. What is the problem? We loved it when we listened to it. Please respond.

A- YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR IT. WKGRS. I HAVE A LINK ON MY WEBSITE TO IT. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU CAN'T GET IT.

 

Is there any Canadian website to buy the concert ticket for July 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada?

A- I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT THAT. SORRY.......CAN YOU CALL THE CONVENTION CENTER AND ASK HOW TO GET TICKETS' ON LINE?? WISH I COULD HELP MORE ON THIS. 

 

I have been looking for the CD that Kenny G had several years ago that included a song with Michael Bolton on it. It was great! I'd really like to get another copy if it's still available. Let me know. Thanks.

A- MY GREATEST HITS CD HAS THAT SONG ON IT. BUT MY NEW CD HAS DUETS WITH ROBIN THICKE AND BABYFACE....I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THOSE!

 

I was just wondering if there was a recording done of a show in Toledo, Ohio at the Stranahan? It took place a few years ago. My father who died of pancreatic cancer almost two years ago went to that show and my mother would love a copy.

A- WE DON'T RECORD EVERY SHOW AND  I HAVE ASKED ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR SHOW AND NO ONE IN MY ORGANIZATION HAS THAT ONE. BUT MY LIVE DVD IS PRETTY MUCH THE SHOW THAT YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT NIGHT.

 

Will there be sales of your album that will be released in June on your tour in Accra, Ghana and for how much?

A- I THINK I WILL BE BRINGING THAT CD WITH ME FOR SALE AT THE CONCERT. WE USUALLY CHARGE ABOUT 20-25 USD FOR OUR CD'S ON TOUR. AND I USUALLY SIGN THEM IF I HAVE TIME. 

 

I bought the Album Miracles. Recently, my son joined a school project about school bullying. He wants to use the music “Spring Breeze” in his video. Please inform me how to get the authorized/consent in writing from Kenny G. URGENT!

Regards,

Ceci K.

A-JUST USE IT. DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING. I DO ANYTHING FOR KIDS.

 

You have done a lot of collaboration pieces over the years. One artist I think you should work with is Jean Luc Ponty. Your scaling patterns are uniquely similar. I play guitar to both of your works and think you belong together

Dave

A-GREAT IDEA. I'M A BIG FAN OF HIS. LET'S HOPE THIS HAPPENS SOMEDAY

 

Hello Mr. Gorelick. I heard about your new Heart and Soul album with Robin Thicke. I am looking forward to listening to your new album. How do you feel about your new album? I think your new album will be awesome.

A- IT IS AWESOME. THANKS!! THE SONG CAME OUT SO GOOD. IT'S ON THE RADIO NOW AND I'M SO PROUD OF THE WAY THAT HIS VOICE AND MY SAX CONNECT. 

 

Hello Mr. Gorelick, how are you doing? I heard about your new album coming out! I am excited to listen to it when it comes out! Have a great day. Your music is the reason why I play alto saxophone.

 

My wife and I saw Kenny G in concert in Branson, MO. His percussion player has an album out and we can’t find it in the store.

A- THAT IS RON POWELL. HE ONLY SELLS IT AT THE CONCERTS. I AM ALSO GOING TO FEATURE IT ON MY WEBSITE SO YOU CAN GET IT THERE. OR TRY GOING TO HIS WEBSITE AS WELL.

 

Can you do circular breathing on alto and tenor saxes? I own an alto and I want to save up for a vintage sax someday. I already know how I want to sound on tenor saxophone. I listen to a lot of jazz.

A- YOU CAN CIRCULAR BREATH ON ANY SAX, TRUMPET, TROMBONE...ETC.... IT'S MUCH HARDER ON THE BIGGER INSTRUMENTS BECAUSE IT TAKES MORE AIR. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE  A SOFT REED....MAKES IT EASIER.

 

Hello. How regularly do you have to keep your alto/tenor/or soprano sax to get them to be repaired? I am just curious. Who is your saxophone repairman?

A- I GET MY HORNS DONE ABOUT EVERY 6 MONTHS. I USE JAY WORKS IN LOS ANGELES. HE IS GREAT AND ALSO A GREAT TENOR PLAYER

 

Last year, my wife and I saw your concert in Cheyenne, Wyoming. My wife, Carol, was the lucky winner of the Kenny G saxophone. Unfortunately, a house guest placed something next to the case and damaged it. Is it possible to get a replacement case?

A- SEND US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET YOU A CASE.....

 

Hi Kenny! I have to ask you a question. Until what year was Bruce "Boo Boo" Carter drumming in your band? I miss the way he used to play those drums. He was a very unique drummer. Those were the days.

A- I AGREE. HE PASSED AWAY ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO . HE IS ALWAYS MISSED AS WE WERE FRIENDS FOR OVER 20 YEARS

 

Is there a place where I can hear the new CD? I do not purchase any CD without hearing it first.

A- YOU DON'T NEED TO HEAR THIS ONE FIRST! I PROMISE YOU THAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT.

 

  1. Cheyenne avatar

    On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Cheyenne said:

    Kenny,
    Sarah Caldart-Schiffauer. That's my connection to you. She worked with my ex-wife and used to bring us home treats from her husband's culinary talents. She was also instrumental in getting us tickets and backstage passes to meet you at one of your many concerts in San Diego. It was a tremendous honor to meet you 10 years ago as we both love you music and have followed you forever.

    Now my 11-year old daughter is in love with you. So much so that she signed up to learn how to play the oboe in school. She watches video after video of you trying to see how you play. I know how to read music but I played the trumpet, from the wind family, and don't know too much about how to help her get a good start with the oboe. I know in the right hands, and with tons of practice it can be an incredible sound.

    I wanted to ask you if you would be so kind as to send her a personal letter of inspiration to help her in her start in the field of music. She is an honor student but music is something new to her as a participant. I know she can do it but like me she loves inspiration. (When I was beginning my musical journey, my music teacher took the trumpet players to hear and meet Doc Sevrinsen (sp.?) from The Tonight Show and it inspired me to really get serious with my music.

    Please contact me privately if this is a favor you could do for my daughter. I know hearing personally from you would be amazing and start her off with as much inspiration and motivation as anyone could ever ask for.

    Thanks for all the joy you have brought into our lives. You have created memories that will stay with us a lifetime.

    When will you next be in the Denver area or Colorado Springs area? She goes to Falcon Middle School by the way.

    Thanks, Kenny,

    Tim Daughtry

  2. Angie Di Mianko avatar

    On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 5:48 AM, Angie Di Mianko said:

    Hi Kenny! My name is Angie. I love your music =)) But I think you need to innovate. Your young fans would appreciate a lot. Excuse me, but my English is not perfect. I send you many kisses and hugs. Please return to Mexico soon! Pd. Thank you for giving me the best birthday gift: June 29th "Heart and Soul"

  3. Roberson avatar

    On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM, Roberson said:

    Grande Kenny G.... Sou do Brasil e gosto muito de suas músicas, sou muito fã de seu som no sax, meu sonho é um dia poder conhece-lo!
    Eu comecei a tocar sax com 10 anos de idade, e gosto muito de tocar músicas suas.
    Tenho 18 anos, quando veio ao Brasil não tive a honra de vê-lo. Mas espero que breve possa alegrar a nós brasileiros que gostamos de boa música com um grande espetáculo. Obrigado!

  4. Tine from Germany avatar

    On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Tine from Germany said:

    Hi Kenny,

    I have ordered your latest cd yesterday and I'm really looking forward to listening to it the whole weekend through:=))

    And even more I'm looking forward to seeing you performing in Germany again some day - no - very soon! Why don't you join Michael Bolton on his European Tour in December? We'd like to welcome you in HAMBURG. You both build the perfect team!

    Much love from Germany, take care.
    Christine

  5. jonasax avatar

    On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 3:42 AM, jonasax said:

    Grande Kenny-G sou brasileiro e e fã incondicional a música instrumental, e quando você vai se apresentar no Brasil, para que eu possa apreciar uma boa musica.....

    Jonas Brasil

  6. cebza avatar

    On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM, cebza said:

    Hi Kenny! My name is Robert Chili from South Africa. Today is 29 July 2010,just bougt your very new cd HEART and SOUL. Its a bomb. Great job in this one. For 15years now I've been in love with your music. I still miss Breathless though! I lost that cd and I can't get it now. Keep up the good work and God bless.

  7. NeilSite avatar

    On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 5:46 AM, NeilSite said:

    Hello Kenny (and fans):
    I have been playing (sax) for 20 years, and I even have the E-series II soprano; ALL Kenny's albums and singles, videos, sheet music, and even merchandise from the 3 times I've seen him in concert (i.e. poster books, -etc.). My idea is one that will benefit Kenny ($$) as well as reward loyal and long-time dedicated fans such as me: Allow customers to be able to earn "points" for each product bought (pro-rated, obviously, based on the item) and redeem them for other Kenny G merchandise. A tally can be kept either by UPC or receipts or whatever. In the end, I think you'll find fans willing to buy more so as to trade up to a single product that they would otherwise not wanted to just buy out of pocket, and it would certainly make veteran fans such as me feel rewarded. If this idea interests you, please let me know. I truly don't think it's too late in your career to approach this idea--because whereas there may be many fans like me that are definitely willing to participate, I believe your somewhat recent presence on the web has brought the majority of your fans into fruition to concepts such as this.
    Let me know what you think either way.
    -Thanks...Neil Dusseault
    [email protected]

  8. Jim_From_IL avatar

    On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Jim_From_IL said:

    What brand sax to you use, and what is your general setup for both soprano, and tenor? I play both, and also own an alto. Thanks - Jim_From_IL

  9. Dj avatar

    On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 8:19 PM, Dj said:

    Hi Kenny,
    My daughter is getting married in 2013, would it be ok to use the Wedding Song Track at the wedding to play along to, yes 2013 I need the practice.
    unless your free and in the Uk.
    Cheer Dj

  10. Aarun Taylor avatar

    On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Aarun Taylor said:

    Hi Kenny! When will you be performing again in the UK?

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