Why Kenny G Is Going to Hold One Sax Note for an Hour

He wants to set a new world record, raise money
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2015 10:03 AM CST

What's worse: being stuck on a flight with a crying baby, or being stuck on a flight with Kenny G as he holds one note on the saxophone ... for the entire flight? Certain lucky air passengers may soon find out, because the musician tells HuffPost Live that he's planning to "partner with a particular airline" and, on a flight that lasts more than an hour, hold one single note on his sax from takeoff to landing. Why? Because, though he already holds the Guinness world record for "longest note ever held on a saxophone," he wants to break it again.

Last time around, in 1997, he held an E-flat for 45 minutes. He does it by using "circular breathing," which means he breathes in through his nose and out through his mouth simultaneously. Oh, and there's a benevolent reason for Kenny's plans, too: He wants businesses to donate for every minute he holds the note, with proceeds to be donated to fund music education in schools. (Click for five more crazy Guinness world records.)

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