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Kenny G talks practice, collaborations, comedy, the perfect sax solo and more

Kenny G

Chapman Baehler

Kenny G



Even with some 75 million records sold, Kenny G isn't about to ditch practice.

The smooth jazz saxophonist, who performs Friday at Coachman Park in Clearwater (click here), still practices three hours a day, running his scales and perfecting his technique, just so he can stay as sharp at 60 as he was at 17, when he first joined Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra.

"I'm always trying to learn how to play my scales better and jazz licks faster, higher, cleaner, stronger, longer, everything," he said in a phone interview. "It's like (being) an athlete. You may be very great at what you do, but you've still got to keep training so you can maintain. I suppose if I only practiced about a half hour a day, I'd probably maintain where I am. But I'm trying to get better and better. There's no end to how good you can be."

For more with Kenny G, click here for our interview.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:20am]


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