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Jazz Musician Kenny G awarded the title South Korea's Honorary Envoy of Tourism

By O'Jay Burgess on Oct 12, 2012 12:03 PM EDT

Jazz musician Kenny G was given the title of honorary envoy of South Korea tourism on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The titled was granted to the artist when he visited the nation to attend the Network of Korean American Leadership Summit and Gala on Wednesday according to The Korea Herald.

In a press conference held at the very same event the jazz saxophonist said. "I am flattered to be named an honorary ambassador in Korea. Kenny G also went on to say. "I remember thousands people at the reception screaming and I can't forget that energy."

It was has been just under two decades since the musician gave his first performance in the Asian nation. On his new role as an envoy the musician said.

 "As a representative of tourism, I can go around the world with the official title and tell everyone what comes naturally to my heart, which is Korea is great."

Kenny G held his first concert in South Korea in 1995 and visited the nation numerous times to perform over the years.

The Grammy winner will be on tour with his most recent date to be slated for Oct. 12 in Cotai, Macau, China before he returns to America to play at venues such as Blue Note in New York from Nov. 15 to Nov.18. He also has performances slated for Indianapolis, San Francisco and New Brunswick in the near future.

Kenny G started playing the saxophone in 1966 at the age of ten and started his career in 1973 with Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra before he started a glittering solo career playing alongside acts like Andrea Bocelli and Aretha Franklin.

Kenny G and son Max G

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