Ken Gioffre of Smokey Robinson endorses Viking Instruments Acoustic balance M40CB
VIKING INSTRUMENTS is proud to announce new endorsing artist Ken Gioffre. Ken left today with an M40 CB after a long comparison with his 90,000 MK VI tenor. We both came to the same conclusion that they where very close. He said many times that he enjoyed the M40 as much from a players perspective as well the sound comparison in front of the horn. Ken is a monster player and is very picky. I will be posting videos of Ken playing the m40 soon.
Saxophonist Ken Gioffre has recorded for the Sony, Universal, Blue Note-Manhattan, MCA, Dennon, and Sire labels among others. He has also performed and recorded for the ABC, NBC, CBS, A&E, HBO, ESPN, and BET television networks. Mr. Gioffre appeared nightly on the television show New York at Night and has also performed on The Tonight Show with both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, Regis and Kelly, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s Today Show, HBO’s The Sopranos, A & E’s Breakfast With The Arts, Fox News’ Fox and Friends, Sinbad’s Soul Music Festival, BBC’s Electric Proms as well as the movie Last Holiday starring Queen Latifa. He has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Center He has toured, performed or recorded with Smokey Robinson, Nancy Wilson, B. B. King, Dianne Reeves, Tito Puente, Mose Allison, Ruth Brown, The Temptations, Cab Calloway, Dr. John, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifa, Lou Rawles, Donna Summer, Martha Reeves, Little Anthony, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Webb, Buddy Guy, Ben E. King, The Wynans, Toots Thielmans, Dave Kozz, Eddie Money, KC and the Sunshine Band, John Pattitucci, Will Lee, Randy Brecker.