Kenny G Invented the Starbucks Frappuccino, So Says Kenny G

What can’t Kenny G do? Saxophonist extraordinaire, and now, self-proclaimed inventor of one of Starbucks’ greatest drinks. From Stereogum:

At the beginning, Starbucks didn’t have anything but coffee. And there was another company, Coffee Bean, that had something called “blended” that was a sweet drink, and people were lined up around the block. And I would always call Howard and say, “Howard, there’s this thing that they do there that’s like a milkshake or whatever.” And so I think that part of the reason that they did Frappuccino was people like me giving them that kind of feedback. So I’d like to think that I was partially responsible for that.

Another Bloomberg article talks about how Kenny G now spends time picking stocks because music doesn’t make him enough. Man, guess it’s true when they say people will switch jobs 4-5 times in their lifetime. Kenny G probably starts his day off blowing ‘wah wah wah’ with his sax, then still wearing his underwear, opens his laptop and wonders what happened to his life.

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