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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

So excited! Playing A Friday Night in Hollywood, at last!

Posted: 20 February 2014, 10:08 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

 The George Kahn Secrets Quintet takes over Hollywood 
 Friday Night, March 7!
you can RSVP HERE
or buy tickets with Ticketweb
Tickets are $25.00 per person, with discount student tickets available at the door
Music starts at 8:30 PM - One smoking set, so be on time!


Posted: 19 February 2014, 9:23 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO


What happens when pianist George Kahn (2008 Winner of the ‘Chuck Niles Bebop Award’)
gets together with the drummer from Weather Report,
a Star Latin Jazz trumpet player, a hot Jazz Fusion sax player,  and a killer bass player?
Find out on Friday, March 7,  as this
‘secret’ is revealed with the GEORGE KAHN “SECRETS” BAND.
Songs from George’s acclaimed CD “SECRETS OF THE JAZZ GHETTO”
will be performed.

George brings his good friends  - ALEX ACUNA –
plus other surprise guests
To CATALINA JAZZ CLUB in Hollywood for a special night of great Jazz.
It promises to be an exceptional night for jazz lovers, combining all of the
various currents found in the “jazz ghetto”: Latin Jazz, Groove, Be Bop,
Classic and Contemporary Jazz.  One show only!  8:30 PM 

$25.00 per person (+2 drink min.)
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood California 90028
Phone: (323) 466-2210
(one block EAST of Highland Ave.)
ENTRANCE on McCadden

George Kahn Quartet Featuring Courtney Lemmon - Valentines Day!

Posted: 5 February 2014, 7:47 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Please come party with me and Courtney on Valentine's Day night!
at The Hip Kitty

Path Ventures Presents The 8th Annual George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser For The Homeless December 11, 2013

Posted: 19 November 2013, 11:43 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Let the holidays begin…with an evening of great Jazz that’s also a benefit for the Los Angeles homeless community. On Wednesday, December 11th, PATH Ventureswill host their 8th Annual Holiday Jazz Revue, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the classic Catalina Bar and Grill. The event will take place from 6:30-10:00 PM and feature Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with an all-star band of L.A. studio artists. Jazz vocalist Mark Winkler will make a guest appearance, and Jazz legend Bubba Jackson from KJAZZ, will return this year as the MC.

Proceeds from the evening will help PATH Ventures raise critical funding to directly support affordable housing developments across Southern California.

Advance tickets for the Dinner show are $100 each, or $525 for a table of 6 For more information or to RSVP, please call: Tessa Madden at 323-644-2202 or order online at

There are over 51,000 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.

PATH Ventures, in partnership with for-profit and non-profit sponsors, has developed seven housing developments consisting of 385 permanent housing units and 120 transitional units. Our expertise extends across all stages of development, including acquisition, predevelopment, design, construction, financing lease-up and asset management. In addition, PATH Ventures has a strong social services program that we bring to all of our developments.

The Catalina Jazz Club is located at 6725 W. Sunset Blvd (At McCadden Place) 323 466 2210. There is paid parking available.

George Kahn "Secrets" Band comes to Santa Monica College Friday Oct. 18

Posted: 17 September 2013, 10:17 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

A Triumphant Return to LACMA Friday Jazz Series, July 26, 2013

Posted: 22 June 2013, 3:28 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Check it out!

Summer Concert Dates with George Kahn

Posted: 22 June 2013, 3:23 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Three dates, three different bands:

Friday July 26, 6:00 PM
George Kahn JAZZ & BLUES REVUE at LACMA Friday night jazz series - FREE!  Come early for best seats.
George Kahn - piano, Gina Saputo, Courtney Lemmon, Crystal Knighton - vocals, Chuck Manning - sax, Bobbie Rodriguez - trumpet, Lyman Medeiros - bass, M. B. Gordy - drums
Visit the  JAZZ & BLUES REVUE for more details
Friday August 9, 8:00 PM - Midnight
George Kahn quartet with Gina Saputo on vocals at THE HIP KITTY, Claremont, CA.  $5.00 cover
Join us for martinis and fondue!
George Kahn - piano, Gina Saputo - vocals, Brent Canter - guitar, Hamilton price - bass, Charles Ruggiero - drums.
Visit The HIP KITTY for more details

Wednesday August 14, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
George Kahn "SECRETS" Quintet returns to Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood CA

What happens when the 2008 Winner of the Chuck Niles Bebop Award
gets together with a top Contemporary Jazz sax player,
a star Latin Jazz trumpet player
and a killer rhythm section?

Find out on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 8 PM as this
‘secret’ is revealed with the GEORGE KAHN “SECRETS” QUINTET.
More info to follow! CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

George and Gina at The Hip Kitty, Saturday 4/27

Posted: 31 March 2013, 7:10 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

The Hip Kitty is the swingingest club east of downtown Los Angeles.  Strong drinks, great music and only a $5.00 cover charge.
The George Kahn Quartet will be partying with Gina Saputo on vocals for one night only, and we hope you can join us.
A swanky and intimate jazz supper club and lounge located in downtown Claremont ... Hip Kitty is classy but casual and over 21 only- a great place for a date night or a few drinks with friends 502 W. First St., Claremont, CA 91711
Music from 8:00 PM - Midnight


Secrets Revealed on January 30

Posted: 30 December 2012, 2:58 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

It has been a couple of years since the release of Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto, and since my last Quintet gig.  With a new birthday coming up and a New Year about to start it is time to kick things off with bang - come experience  the George Kahn "Secrets" Quintet at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA
George Kahn on piano

Eric Marienthal on sax
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez on trumpet
 Alex Acuna on drums
 Lyman Medeiros on bass
6725 Sunset Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90028
(1 block east of Highland, park on No. McCadden)
Please RSVP for best seats: (323) 466-2210
$15 cover charge + minimum
(Student tix available - call the club!)

Posted: 5 December 2012, 9:20 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Here are the singers for the Jazz & Blues Revue PATH Ventures Holiday Jazz Party on December 12 at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood.  $25 tickets are now available from the clup, please RSVP - we expect a sell-out show!

Courtney Lemmon - Crystal Knighton - Gina Saputo
See the flyer for more information