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

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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The Secrets Band Returns! July 17 in Studio City CA at Vitellos

Posted: 26 June 2016, 10:31 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

When was the last time you treated yourself to a night on the town? You start with a lovely Sunday Night drive to Studio City to a famous Italian restaurant with a newly renovated show room, with comfortable tables, a great sound system and lighting.  The waitress gives you a menu that covers everything from pizza and salad, all the way to New York Steak.  After a drink (or two) the music kicks in at 8:00 PM and you are hearing some of the greatest musicians in Los Angeles, creating inspiring music that makes you smile and tap your feet.  This can be you on Sunday, July 17 when you join the George Kahn "Secrets" Quartet at Vitellos for a rare performance.
Vitellos is recently remodeled, and they totally redid the upstairs performance room, with new stage, lights, sound system and piano(!).  You can come for dinner at 7:00 PM, or just come for the music at 8:00 PM, but either way you will have a wonderful night of food, music and friends.
$35 VIP tickets include a free CD and dessert
$15 general tickets guarantee you the table of your choice
$10 student tickets also available - just put in the promo code "Student" when you reserve your seat.  Vitellos is an all-age club, so feel free to bring your musically-inclined children as well. 
 CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW
The band will feature George Kahn (piano), Robert Kyle (sax), M B Gordy (Drums) and David Hughes (bass)
 
 

Prince, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Herbie Hancock walk into a bar...

Posted: 9 May 2016, 7:35 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Not it's not a joke, it's some of the music you'll hear on Wednesday at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood when the George Kahn "Secrets" Band takes the stage to play an eclectic night of Jazz;  Music starts at 8:30 PM,
Here's the program:
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1)   Killer Joe
2)   Rumor Has It - Adele
3)   The Night Has 1000 Eyes
4)   Freedom Jazz Dance – Eddie HArris
5)   Roger Kilowatt - Kahn
6)   Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
7)   Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
8)   Thieves In The Temple - Prince
9)   Wayne’s World - Kahn
10)                  Work Song – Nat Adderly
Wednesday, May 11 at 8:30 PM.  Please call for reservations, to make sure you get a great seat 323-466-2210 or buy online at CATALINAJAZZCLUB.COM

Two Shows This Week!

Posted: 14 December 2015, 7:37 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Tonight, Monday 12/14 we are in Bakersfield at the Rabobank Theater as part of the
Bakersfield Community Concert Series

and the Thursday we are back to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood CA for our fabulous Holiday Show.
SPECIAL GUESTS: We have the 18-voice A Capella choir "Purple Rain" from Northwestern University opening for us with some holiday songs, starting at 8:30  Tickets at the door, but please call to RSVP for best seats!


Well, we didn't get a Grammy nomination...

Posted: 7 December 2015, 10:27 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

But we're still HAPPY to be playing great gigs in December!


Grammy Members 2016, For Your Consideration

Posted: 17 October 2015, 1:54 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Please take a moment and share our excitement as we are being considered for a Grammy nomination between now and November 4.  If you are are Grammy member, please give a listen to the "Best Jazz Vocal Album" in our humble opinion. Just click on the SoundCloud link below.

Album: George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue
Artist: George Kahn, featuring Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr
 
Category: Best Jazz Vocal Album

 
Category: Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Afro Blue - George Kahn, piano)
Category: Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Summertime - Bobby Rodriguez, trumpet)
Category: Best New Artist (George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue)
Category: Album of the Year  (George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue)
Category: Best Arrangement, Instrumental + Vocals (God Bless The Child, George Kahn arranger, featuring Gina Saputo)

Category: Best Production, Non-Classical

https://soundcloud.com/geo-kahn/sets/george-kahn-jazz-blues-revue

Saturday August 29 Seabird Jazz Lounge presents George Kahn "Secrets" Quintet

Posted: 21 July 2015, 9:32 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

SPECIAL RETURN ENGAGEMENT! 
Saturday August 29 Seabird Jazz Lounge presents

George Kahn "Secrets" Quintet
-       George Kahn
-       Nolan Shaheed - trumpet
- Chuck Manning - sax
-       Special Guest Artists Azar Lawrence
-       Jeff Takiguchi - bass
-       Paul Kreibich - drums

The GEORGE KAHN "SECRETS" BAND is a "classic" jazz quintet.  The "secret" is you never know which amazing players George will have in the band on any gig.  This next show, on Saturday August 29 is going to feature the horn section of Nolan Shaheed (Marvin Gaye, Count Basie) on trumpet, Chuck Manning on sax and Special Guest Azar Lawrence (McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Elvin Jones) on sax.  Paul Kreibich (drums) and Jeff Takiguchi (Bass) will round out the rhythm section.

A rare Saturday Night performance - come join us when music starts at 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, Seabird Jazz Lounge, 730 Broadway long beach CA 90802 USA   $10.00 cover charge - for more information: http://www.seabirdjazzloungelbc.com/index.html

A FREE Concert by Jazz & Blues Revue on Thursday July 16 in Culver City

Posted: 11 June 2015, 10:45 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

The Culver City Music Festival is a free concert series on Thursday nights in July and August that takes place in front of Culver City Hall at the corner of Culver Blvd. and Duquesne Ave.   George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue will be performing on July 16 at 7:00 PM. To get good seats come early, as the plaza fills up with music fans quickly, or there are also $10.00 reserved seats available.  Here are the details:


The Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival Presents
George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue

Date: Thursday July 16
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Culver City Hall Plaza
For more information or to purchase reserved seats go to:
http://boulevardmusic.com/livemusic/610.html

Here is a sample of what you might hear at the show:


https://youtu.be/0S9O7UnV1Tg

The "SASS 'N' SOUL" WORLD TOUR comes to Bakersfield, CA, next Sunday January 11

Posted: 4 January 2015, 4:15 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

The GEORGE KAHN JAZZ & BLUES "SASS 'N' SOUL" WORLD TOUR gets under way this month with a performance sponsired by the Bakersfield Community Concert Association at the Rabobank Theater, 1001 Truxton Ave., Bakersfield, CA on next Sunday, January 11. 

 Please join George, Gina, Courtney and Crystal, and the JAZZ & BLUES REVUE as we bring Jazz and Blues alive in Bakersfield!  

 Tickets will be available at the door ($40.00 for the one concert, or $80 for the 5-concert series) More information: http://www.bakersfieldcca.org/kahn.htm