Kenny G plays for sold-out crowd

Monday, December 17, 2007 | 5:03 p.m. CST; updated 6:07 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

COLUMBIA — Jazz saxophonist Kenny G played for a sold-out crowd on Sunday night as part of the MU Concert Series. The 7 p.m. performance was one of many stops on Kenny G’s Holiday Tour 2007. The musician is known for his melodies on the soprano saxophone, which is a variation of the traditional alto saxophone.

Five Kenny G fans told why they like listening to his songs:

“I think his music is soothing and relaxing. It just spellbinds you. The first time I heard him, I just had to listen to the whole piece.”

— Ruth Robb, administrative assistant, Centralia

“I believe he’s into his music. He’s just all-around mellow. He’s just great.”

— Russell Branch, retired, Fulton

“It’s smooth jazz, not be-bop.”

— Sharon Seamon, manager, Columbia

“I listen to him when I go to sleep. It calms me down and releases stress from the day.”

— Mariah Farmer, age 12, Jefferson City

“My parents listened to him when I was growing up.”

— Camille Farmer, age 19, Jefferson City

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mary jones December 19, 2007 | 6:20 p.m.

I have been listening to Kenny G music since 1997..his music is so very calming and relaxing..I love it..wish I could have gone to his concert...I listen to several of his songs to put me to sleep....enjoy all of his music ..since our oldest granddaugter was 10yrs she played the clarinet ....she now listens to his music and she is 28yrs old...signed Mary .........Boonville Mo

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