The Grammy-winning saxophonist gave a surprise performance to passengers on board a Delta flight out of Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, while reportedly raising $2,000 for Relay for Life.
The “Songbird” star was filmed walking up and down the aisle smiling at passengers as he played some smooth jazz as they flew to Los Angeles, WFLA reported.
Passenger Chuck Cave, speaking to Tampa Bay station WFTS News, said the impromptu set followed Kenny G talking to an off-duty flight attendant, who asked him to play after sharing that her daughter died of brain cancer.
Cave said a flight attendant then announced to the passengers that the legendary musician agreed to perform if they’d help raise $1,000 in donations for fundraiser Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.
According to WFLA, the enthusiastic passengers more than doubled that goal, pulling together $2,000 to hear Kenny G play.
“Everyone was happy the whole flight,” Cave told ABC News.
How’s that for a smooth ride!