Kenny working on acting career…. Kenny is looking to the future when he is about 95 and does not want to play the soprano saxophone any longer to a budding career as an actor…..
Public Notice: 4.28.2016
There are manufactures in Mainland China making saxophones with the Kenny G name on them. These Kenny G saxophones are not authorized by Kenny G, Rheuben Allen and/or A & K Global Enterprises, Inc. the parent company for Kenny G saxophones.
The Chinese government does not regulate or protect the use of names and anyone can use any name they want on a product. The government offers no protection for names or designs.
These companies sell these instruments keeping the money and the quality is very poor.
A & K Global Enterprises, Inc. does not warranty any of these instruments nor do we authorize their manufacture or the use of the brand name Kenny G.
The only way to get a real Kenny G Saxophone is to purchase it from an authorized dealer and those names are on www.kennygsaxophones.com for the US market.
Rheuben Allen Managing Partner &
On Behalf of A & K Global Enterprises, Inc. and Kenny G Saxophones
Why is it harder to play soprano sax than my tenor?
Playing the soprano is very different than playing the alto or tenor. The tenor and alto tend to respond with a loose embouchure and many tenor players strive to keep the embouchure loose for a big sound.
Soprano needs a little firmer embouchure to play it well. Not tight so it does not respond but firm mostly for the upper register response.
Fro example when you first play the high notes just pushing the key does not mean the note will come in.. a slight adjustment to the embouchure is necessary.
Also the biggest mistake most players make when trying to play soprano is they do not push the mouthpiece far enough on the neck cork. If the mouthpiece is out a little too far then the bottom of the soprano and sometimes the high notes will not work.
Pushing the mouthpiece in helps on most saxophones for the response. Find what is called the “Sweet Spot” where everything works.
How much does Kenny practice? I have talked to Kenny about practicing and he spends at least 3 hours a day practicing now.
Kenny told me he missed an interview by phone once because he was practicing. Later when they finally did the interview the person interviewing Kenny said that was a good reason for missing the phone call.
Why is my saxophone hard to play in the bottom register?
There are several things that make a saxophone hard to play in the bottom register. The No.1 problem is most saxophone players do not push the mouthpiece on the neck as far as they should. There is place called “The Sweet Spot” on every saxophone neck where the mouthpiece goes that makes everything play great. (Or the best that instruments can play) You must find this “Sweet Spot” and learn to play the saxophone there. So try to push our mouthpiece in a little and see if the bottom register plays better. There are extreme cases when the Bow or bottom of the saxophone is drawn too large and the bottom end tends to bubble or gurgle. If that is the case drop your mouthpiece cap into the bell and se if the bottom stops the gurgle. If it works then you can have your repairman fill the bow and make it slightly smaller. Also if the instrument leaks the bottom might not play well…
Where are Kenny G saxophones made? The new G-Series saxophones are made by a Taiwan company we do not make any G-Series saxophones in mainland China.
After many years of looking at factories we have chosen a great factory in Taiwan to manufacture the Kenny G Line of saxophones.
We have some saxophones from the old E-series that are still new and play good. These saxophones are still available on this site under close outs they are sold as is and if there are any defects like small scratches and or show ware and tear we will put that on the page.
Thanks for thinking about Kenny G Saxophones and we hope you will find something that will make you happy.