The Birthplace of Jazz
Jazz was born out of and evolved through the African
American experience in the U.S.
Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years
ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be
found in the musical traditions of both Africa
and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is
a union of African and European music.
Kenny G. was born on 05 Jun 1956 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.. His birth
name was Kenneth Bruce Gorelick. He is also called Kenny G.
He is a Grammy winning American saxophonist. His fourth album,
Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in 1986.Kenny G's main
instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also on occasion plays alto
and tenor saxophone. He started playing the saxophone when he was 10
years old, in 1966. The saxophone he had as a student was a Buffet-
Crampon alto saxophone.
The Jazz Festival is held every year in New Orleans, showing that Jazz is still a
popular selection of music today.
The saxophone, piano, and trumpets are the most commonly used instruments.
Jazz is both instrumental and vocal.