Kenny G offers to help reunite Kim Kardashian and Kanye West


Although Kenny G is best known as a legendary saxophonist whose work has transcended the skies of pop culture, he is a man of many talents. He is a golfer with a handicap of more than 0.6, a licensed driver and, by all accounts, a very skilled baker. He was also one of Starbucks’ top 10 investors.

Now, apparently, he’s aiming for an even bigger goal: to reunite Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. You might recall that West hired Kenny G to serenade his then-wife on Valentine’s Day in 2019, a gig the saxophonist took very seriously. Kardashian grabbed her phone and documented the surreal scene on social media, writing, “NO BIG DEAL KENNY G IN MY LIVING ROOM!!! Happy Valentine’s Day.”

“I wanted to make sure I did a really good job for this guy who wants to impress his girlfriend,” Kenny G said at the Sarasota Film Festival on April 7, recalling the intimate performance that went viral. “I just really wanted to make a difference.”

Alas, the marriage didn’t last, but Kenny G isn’t one to give up on romance. When asked if he would be willing to play an encore to help bring the couple together, his response was a “Yeah!”

“I think I might be his only hope,” he continued with a laugh, before giving some insight into the relationship he’s since developed with the rapper. “I haven’t heard from him in a while, actually. But we have become very good friends. We were texting each other and I was like, ‘I can’t believe there’s a text from Kanye West. Tome!’ It’s like, ‘Bro.’ And, ‘Hey, bro.’ Very cool. I think he’s a very nice guy. A very, very nice guy. I can tell you that.”

Penny Lane, Kenny G and Tatiana Siegel chat after a screening of ‘Music Box: Listening to Kenny G’ at the 24th annual Sarasota Film Festival on April 7.

John Parra/Getty Images for the Sarasota Film Festival

The producer and composer spoke during a post-screening Q&A for the documentary Listen to Kenny Gpart of HBO Music Box anthology series. Directed by Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon), the film traces Kenny G’s more than three-decade career, his polarizing status in the jazz world, and his unlikely megastardom in China, where his song “Going Home” is as ubiquitous as the CCP anthem.

Lane was initially reluctant when approached to direct the doc, but once she did more research on the musician, whose real name is Kenneth Gorelick, her hesitation quickly faded.

“I watched a bunch of interviews he’d done, and I was like, ‘He looks really cool, actually,'” she said during the Q&A. . “If I had thought he was going to be a huge pain in the ass or that it was going to be unpleasant working with him, I wouldn’t have done it. Thankfully, I was so spoiled. I’m going to make more movies of celebrities one day, and I can tell you right now, [those people are] ain’t gonna come to the toronto premiere with homemade pie [like Kenny G did].”

West isn’t the only person Kenny G offers his services to these days. The producer and songwriter said it was a dream to compose a Hollywood film, and he has several songs prepared and ready to go – he’s just waiting for his phone to ring.

“Nobody gives a fuck. Nobody calls me,” he joked. “What stops me is literally when a guy like Ron Howard wakes up and decides he’d like me to do the music for his movie. I didn’t put [these melodies] on my records because I don’t want to waste them. I don’t want them out until they’re on film. So I just hope that happens. But if that doesn’t happen, at some point I’ll have to release the songs because they’re so good.


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