Photos: Kenny G @ the Paramount

Kenny G was at the Paramount last night and Marcella Volpintesta reports back with her brilliant photos and some details from the show. Kenny G, a saxophonist and native Seattleite, is a Grammy winner and recently performed with Weezer.

At the beginning of the show, Kenny G entered from the back of the Paramount and walked around high-fiving and shaking people’s hands.

Kenny G said, “This is the stage i had my first paying gig on when I was 16 years old. I’m still not barely getting paid nowadays.”

Members of Kenny G’s family attended the show.

Kenny G raffled off a sax it took many years for him to develop. This is the sax.

Kenny G played for about 3 hours.

He mentioned that he keeps hand warmers in his pockets during a show because his hands get cold – so if you see him reaching in his pocket during the show, that’s what he’s doing. He said, “I don’t want you thinking I’m reaching for anything else.”

The sax he was playing is his very first sax – he used it at Franklin High School.

Kenny G’s high school friend played piano.

There was no opener for the show.

He said about the sax that was raffled: The sax is worth a few thousand dollars, and if you don’t want it, you can sell it on eBay. I won’t even have enough time to wipe my spit off, so it might actually sell for a pretty penny.”


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