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

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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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!