Welcome to The West Coast Jazz of George Kahn

The "Cover Up" Recording Session

Mark Berndt is an amazing photographer and graphic artist - he has designed and/or done the photos for many of my CDs (Out Of Time, Midnight Brew, …Compared To What and Cover Up). Here is a wonderful collection of rare photos from the Cover Up sessions, featuring Brian Bromberg, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, John Fumo and Courtney Lemmon.

Cover Up! session photos
Cover Up! session photos

The Summer Newsletter is Here! You Kickstart the Trio

Posted: 14 July 2017, 8:49 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Click here to read the Summer Newsletter

UPCOMING GIGS

Posted: 12 July 2017, 9:49 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Sunday AUGUST 6    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
George Kahn Trio "invitation only" House Party for 30 lucky guests!
featuring Alex Acuña and drums - Lyman Medeiros on bass - George Kahn on piano
Tickets: $100 pledge per person
Please sign up on our Kickstarter page:
http://bit.ly/GKtrio3

Saturday SEPTEMBER 9       7:30 PM
George Kahn JAZZ & BLUES REVUE
Featuring Courtney Lemmon - Gina Saputio - Crystal Starr
at the Oxnard Community Concert Series
Tickets: $25 adultys, $15 for children
Buy tickets here

Thursday SEPTEMBER 14  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
George Kahn JAZZ & BLUES REVUE
Featuring Courtney Lemmon - Gina Saputio - Crystal Starr
PATH VENTURES ANNUAL JAZZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER
 at VIBIANA - downtown Los Angeles
Gourmet dinner - cocktails - great music
$150 per person
All money goes to help build housing for the homeless of Los Angeles

Join the FUN! We are LIVE on Kickstarter today

Posted: 1 July 2017, 5:31 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

I like to think of the jazz piano trio as the "gateway drug" into jazz.  Think Ramsey Lewis Trio, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Evans... Now for the first time I am producing a trio album with the amazing Alex Acuna and Lyman Medeiros, and we want YOU to be part of making it happen.
We have recorded four songs already, but we can't complete the project without you.  The campaign runs only for the month of July, and once you make a pledge we'll be sending you updates about the progress, extra videos, etc.  You can even join me as a guest at the recording session, or come to a PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY in August to celebrate the album with the George Kahn Trio.

Please go to the website and be one of the first to pledge - it's fun!
http://bit.ly/GKtrio3
 
There are numerous ways to get involved, but whether your pledge is $10 or $1,000, it does not matter - right now it is all about the eyeballs!
So:
-go to the site http://bit.ly/GKtrio3
 

-check it out
 

-click on "Back this project"
 

-pick a reward
 

-share the love on Facebook, Twitter, or other social network platforms
 
Thanks!  The journey has begun...


New Newsletter, New Video, New Request

Posted: 3 June 2017, 10:59 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

The June newsletter is out, with a new video, great jazz shows for June, and other news

http://bit.ly/2s52xPB

Here is the new video, Dreamin' by George Kahn
 

Would you like to be a "first follower"? This is the theory that attracting an adherent or believer to a new kind of initiative is the first step toward beginning a movement that might seem unusual or out-of-step with the general population. Here's a brief video from Derek Sivers about the First Follower.  
I am looking for people who want to help launch the Kickstarter Campaign by committing to back the project the day it launches.  Interested?  Email me and I'll add you to the FIRST FOLLOWER list!

The First Video for The New Album

Posted: 7 May 2017, 9:57 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Lyman Medeiros - George Kahn - Alex Acuna

The new album is starting to come together!  The first video is now out on YouTube, and we are  preparing to record the rest of the album later this year.  I look forward to your being part of the fun when we launch our Kickstarter Campaign later this summer - Opportunities to attend a House Party with the Trio, see us go LIVE in the studio for some of the songs, and lots more.  Stay tuned!
THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE - GEORGE KAHN TRIO

Saturday Night Jazz April 29 at Vibrato Grill Jazz

Posted: 17 April 2017, 8:03 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

If you are free on Saturday 4/29, I'd love to see you at Vibrato Grill Jazz in Beverly Glen. It wil be my first performance in this cool space, with Pat Kelley on Guitar, MB Gordy on drums and Nate Light on bass. NO COVER, $25 p/p food a drink. we play starting around 9:00 PM and play until 11:30 PM, come for dinner at 8:00 or 8:30, and stay for the show!

 http://www.vibratogrilljazz.com/

Coming Soon! The George Kahn Trio New Studio Album

Posted: 10 April 2017, 7:58 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Coming SOON!
A new album by the George Kahn Trio featuring
-Alex Acuna on Drums
-Lyman Medeiros on Bass
-George Kahn on Piano

George Kahn "Secrets" Trio, Feb. 26 featuring Alex Acuna

Posted: 2 February 2017, 9:39 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

I am so excited to start 2017 with a new project.  This trio will bring the schwing, for sure

George Kahn - Piano
Alex Acuna - drums
Lyman Medeiros - Bass

One night only, Sunday 2/26
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Vitellos E Spot Lounge in Studio City
$15 cover, plus minimum
MAKE RESERVATIONS HERE!
 

HOLIDAY JAZZ PARTY! December 15, in Studio City, CA

Posted: 20 November 2016, 3:54 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Join Us December 15, tickets only $15.00

 

This year our  Jazz & Blues Revue Holiday Show will be at Vitello's in Studio City CA on Thursday 12/15.

We'll be playing songs from George Kahn's 8 albums as well as lots of swinging "Cool Jazz" holiday songs.  Get in the holiday spirit with us and chase the blues away!  The bands will include George on piano, with Robert Kyle (sax). Nolan Shaheed (tpt), Gina Saputo, Crystal Starr and Diana Zaslove Kahn (vocals), Lyman Medeiros (bass) and M B Gordy (Drums)
Tickets are only $15 each, but you should call 818-769-0905 for reservations to get a good table.  Better yet: CLICK THIS LINK to reserve a table online.  Doors open at 7:00 for dinner. Music starts at 8:00 PM two sets!  Discount student rush seats available at the door

Path Ventures and George Kahn 11th Annual Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $54,000

Posted: 20 November 2016, 3:51 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO


On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 PATH Ventures hosted their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Revue, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the classic Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with an all-star band of L.A. studio artists.

With the help of a sold-out crowd, plus generous corporate sponsors including City National Bank, over $54,000 was donated to directly support affordable housing developments across Southern California.

There are over 45,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles County on any given night. They are women with children, people struggling with serious health issues, war veterans, seniors, emancipated foster youth, and families who lost everything because of the recession. PATH Ventures’ housing models aim to prevent and end homelessness by integrating supportive services, community development and permanent housing for people in need. 

When asked to explain why he does this annual event Kahn explained, “I am so honored to be a catalyst for this event, and I am so proud of my band for giving their time and energy and creating amazing music for the evening.  I have friends that have spent time living on the street, and I know the feeling of being one paycheck away from being evicted.  This is the least I can do to give back to the community that I have lived in for 40 years.”

For more information about PATH and PATH Ventures, please visit www.epath.org

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