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Grammy award winning saxophonist Kenny G plays for passengers on a Tampa to LA flight

Kenny G was in Tampa for a concert Friday night
Posted: 8:31 PM, Apr 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-24 13:55:06Z

Finally, a good news story about an incident aboard a flight. This one happened on a Delta  flight from Tampa to Los Angeles early Saturday morning.

Passengers were treated to a mini-concert by Grammy Award winning Saxophonist Kenny G.

The legendary musician was in the bay area after performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday night. He was on a Delta flight out of Tampa on Saturday morning.

According to ABC Action News viewer, Chuck Cave, who was on the flight, the passenger sitting next to Kenny G was an off-duty flight attendant. Her daughter had died of brain cancer and she asked Kenny G to play. The head flight attendant told passengers that Kenny G would perform if passengers donated a $1000 to cancer charity Relay for Life.

Cave said the passengers raised about $2000! Kenny G held up his promise and performed for passengers, playing his saxophone while walking up and down the aisle of the airplane.

Cave said it was an early morning flight and the cabin was quiet and sleepy but as soon as it was announced that Kenny G would perform, everyone became excited.  Cave said, "Everyone was happy the whole flight."