Kenny G on Weed, Smooth Jazz Groupies, and Gambling; He Admits "I'm Very Competitive Too"
He bets on golf, he likes to win, and there's definitely sex, drugs, and rock and roll in smooth jazz.
He's got a show at Hard Rock Live on March 3, and we caught up with him by phone to talk about his new Funny Or Die video, weed, and strip clubs.
Here's what he had to say.
CountyGrind: Ey, I just saw your Funny Or Die video...
It was funny.
Yeah, we're gonna do another one.
Are you afraid that you might alienate your whole fan base by having used the word "shit" in there?
Shit? I think they've all heard that word before. I don't think it makes any difference. I think the world has more important things to think about than if I say the word shit. I don't spend the whole day swearing, I'm happy with just playing beautiful music.
I heard you still practice saxophone everyday?
Have you ever played golf against Michael Jordan?
Would you want to?
Oh damn. You say you're better than Michael Jordan?
No. I said technically, I have a better handicap, but it doesn't mean I'm gonna win.
I heard he's very competitive.
Are you a betting man?
How do you like the smooth jazz groupies?
What do you think about legalizing marijuana?
You ever smoked weed?
You know the last three Presidents have admitted to smoking right?
You own a piece of Starbucks right?
Do they give you preferential treatment to sell your CDs?
What's your favorite strip club in America?
Woah, they got a whole different name for that... What do you think about when Pat Metheny told a Polish TV guy what he thought about your music?
That was 20 years ago. I couldn't care less. I would be embarassed if I was him.
What are you recording next?
Who is an artist you like?
You ever been to Cuba?
What do you think about that? Do you think it's the government or the people who are playing your music?
I don't know anything about Cuba, but if my music is helping the people feel good then...
Nah, like the Soviet government would use especially instrumental music to control the people and suppress their tendencies to rise up against them. How would you feel if your music was being used that way in Cuba?
Would you ever do a Klezmer or Jewish album?
What about sex drugs and rock and roll, how does that apply to Smooth Jazz?
It all applies.
What about ecstasy?
Can I email you an idea for a funny video?
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