1956 – He was born on the 5th dy of June this year in Seattle, Washington.
1976 - He began his career as a musician when he acquired his first professional job as saxophone soloist for Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra.
1982 - He signed with Arista Records as a solo artist, after being heard by the president of the label, at that time Clive Davis.
1986 - His main instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also plays the alto and tenor saxophone and the flute on occasion.
1994 - He won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for Forever in Love.
2003 - He was named the 25th-highest selling artist in America by the RIAA, with 48 million albums sold in the USA as of July 31, 2006.
2007 - He has participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament seven times as of February 7 and Golf Digest awarded him the position of number one musician golfer in their December rankings of Top 100 in Music this year.
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