Kenny G to Publish Memoir This Fall: ‘A Good Time to Share Those Stories’

The Grammy winner’s new book will detail how he rose to fame as the best-selling instrumentalist of all time

<p>John Parra/Getty Images for The Sarasota Film Festival; Blackstone</p> Kenny G and the cover of

John Parra/Getty Images for The Sarasota Film Festival; Blackstone

Kenny G and the cover of 'Life in the Key of G'

Kenny G is expressing himself through a new medium this year.

The Grammy winner, 67, is set to publish his long-awaited memoir, Life in the Key of G, this fall, per a statement shared with PEOPLE from Blackstone Publishing. 

The memoir, written with Philip Lerman, tells of Kenny G’s rise to stardom: from his beginnings as a kid “hassled for his lunch money” in Seattle to becoming the renowned saxophonist fans know him as today.

“I’ve always preferred to let my music do the talking for me; it’s my way of expressing what’s in my heart,” the musician said in a statement. “But I thought people might want to know what’s inside the music, and where it comes from. And there’s a lot about how I went from Kenneth Gorelick to Kenny G that I’ve never talked about before.”

<p>Blackstone</p> 'Life in the Key of G' by Kenny G and Philip Lerman


'Life in the Key of G' by Kenny G and Philip Lerman

Kenny G has seen many accolades throughout his decades-long career, and has won awards including a Grammy, an American Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards and two NAACP Awards. With over 75 million records sold, including hits Duotones (1986), Silhouette (1988) and Breathless (1992), he is recognized as the best-selling instrumentalist of all time.

“It’s been exactly 50 years since my first professional gig (and that blows my mind because I feel like I’m just getting started); but it seemed like a good time to share those stories with the wonderful people who’ve supported me all these years,” Kenny G added.

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The instrumentalist opened up to PEOPLE in 2022 about his career, and how after even five decades in the business, he still has more to give.

"I've been around a long time, so when people like Kanye and The Weeknd are asking me to play on their records, yeah, I do feel like it's a resurgence in my career right now," the musician said, at the time. "I'm not trying to sound egotistical, but I've always thought that when you have something of great quality, you become timeless."

<p>Donald Kravitz/Getty</p> Kenny G in 2023

Donald Kravitz/Getty

Kenny G in 2023

Life in the Key of G, which its publisher describes as being “filled with happiness and humor,” marks new territory for the musician – but is likely to be well worth the wait.

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"With his remarkable talent, unparalleled work ethic and delightful sense of humor, Kenny G stands as one of the most iconic musicians globally,” said Josh Stanton, CEO of Blackstone Publishing, in a statement. “His story is not just a narrative but an inspiration, promising to move and enlighten readers.”

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Life in the Key of G will hit shelves on Sept. 24 and is now available for preorder, wherever books are sold. The book will also be available as an ebook and audiobook, narrated by the author.

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