U.S. legendary jazz musician Kenny G, during his tour in Vietnam for a performance on Tuesday, donated a saxophone for auction to raise funds for needy people, especially disadvantaged children, in the country, he said said at a press briefing on Monday.
He is set to perform at the ‘Kenny G Live in Vietnam’ show at 8:00 pm at My Dinh National Convention Center in Hanoi on Tuesday.
The show will last for nearly two hours, featuring Kenny G’s big hits such as Going Home, Havana, Romeo & Juliet, and My Heart Will Go On.
It is meant to open the ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ music project, a community initiative launched by Nhan Dan (People) newspaper and IB Group Vietnam.
Due to such a meaningful project, world-renowned saxophonist Kenny G decided to give the organizer of the initiative his saxophone for charity auction.
The donated saxophone was designed as the one produced in 1950 and used by the saxophonist when he started his career.
Kenny G said that he seldom donates his saxophones, except for special occasions.
He previously presented a platinum record to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, he recounted, adding that a few years back, he gave away a saxophone to a charity program.
|U.S. musician Kenny G plays the saxophone in Hanoi, November 13, 2023. Photo: Hoa Nguyen / Tuoi Tre|
Kenny G plays music with all his heart, he said.
He travels around the world to bring his sound and music to many families.
The American smooth jazz saxophonist, composer, and producer said that he was glad to return to Vietnam for the second time since his first performance in the country in 2015.
Vietnamese people’s friendliness and hospitality surprised and impressed him a lot, he said.
Kenny G said that after his music show, he would visit Da Nang City and Hoi An City in central Vietnam.
He is planning to give the Vietnamese audience a special music video set to be shot at some of Vietnam’s historical and cultural sites.
“I hope I will tour Vietnam for more performances,” he added.