Jazz Musician Kenny G Surprises Delta Passengers With Impromptu Concert in Florida

Jermell Prigeon

It may not have been on the in-flight entertainment program, but the soothing sounds of Kenny G filled the cabin of a Delta flight Saturday morning.

Passengers on board the Los Angeles-bound flight from Tampa were treated to an impromptu live performance by the famed saxophonist.

Kenny G was seated next to an off-duty flight attendant who lost a daughter to brain cancer, according to a passenger. The famed musician agreed to perform a spontaneous concert if passengers helped raise $1,000 for a cancer charity.

They ended up raising $2,000 for “Relay for Life” and the Grammy-winning artist fulfilled his promise, walking up and down the aisle as surprised passengers enjoyed the mile-high jazz serenade. 

Kenny G was in Tampa for a performance Friday night at Coachman Park in Clearwater. 

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