Kenny G Biography
A native of Seattle, Washington, Kenny G born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick is an American smooth jazz saxophonist. Kenny’s 1986 album Duotones brought him commercial success. Kenneth Bruce is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records.
Kenny G Age and Birthday
American smooth jazz saxophonist, Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, was born on June 5th, 1956 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Kenny is 64 years old as of 2020. He celebrates his birthday on June 5th every year.
Kenny G Height and Weight
Kenneth measures a standing height of 5 feet 8 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.74 meters. He also weighs 74 kilograms which is equivalent to 164 lbs. He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Kenny G Family, Parents and Siblings
Kenneth is the son of Morris Gorelick, his father, and Evelyn Gorelick, his mother. His mother was from Saskatchewan, Canada. He is also the brother of Brian Gorelick. Not much is known about his parents nor his siblings. This information will soon be updated.
Kenny G Dating, Wife and Children
In 1980, Kenny married Janice DeLeon. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 1987. In 1992, Bruce remarried Lyndie Benson. Lyndie and Kenny are the parents of two sons; Max and Brian. His son Max graduated from Columbia University and Brian from the University of Southern California. In January 2012, Benson-Gorelick filed for legal separation. Kenny G filed for divorce in August 2012.
Kenny G Education and Career
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick attended Whitworth Elementary School, Sharples Junior High School, and the University of Washington, all in his home city of Seattle. Kenny entered high school he failed at his first attempt to get into the jazz band but auditioned again the following year and earned the first chair.
His Franklin High School classmate Robert Damper (piano, keyboards) plays in his band. In addition to his studies while in high school, he took private lessons on the saxophone and clarinet from Johnny Jessen, once a week for a year. He was also on his high school golf team. Kenny has been a fan of the sport since his elder brother, Brian Gorelick, introduced him to it when he was ten.
Kenny G’s career started with a job as a sideman for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra in 1973; he was 17 and still in high school. He continued to play professionally while studying for a major in accounting at the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated from Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
He played with the funk band Cold, Bold, and Together before becoming a credited member of The Jeff Lorber Fusion. He began his solo career after his period with Lorber. Kenny G contributed to the soundtrack of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run in 2021 with his covers of “My Heart Will Go On” as well as “Gary’s Song”, which had been written for the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Have You Seen This Snail?” The Nickelodeon series parodies the artist with the character Kelpy G.
Kenny G Net Worth and Salary
Kenny has made a great fortune from his musical career. His annual salary and estimated net worth is currently under review. This information will soon be updated.
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