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 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. 
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:

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


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

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

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:

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


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

$25 For a Great Show and a Great Cause

Posted: 9 December 2014, 8:31 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

A recent study showed that Los Angeles is in the Top 3 of non-affordable places to buy a home in America.

The cost of housing has soared in the last few years as the real estate market has come back, but people's income has not kept pace.

Rather than feel helpless about this inequality, once a year I donate my money, time and talent, and throw a Jazz Fundraiser Party for PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Ventures, a non-profit that builds affordable housing for the homeless in Los Angeles.

Please join me tomorrow night (Wednesday 12/10) at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.  My company, Mortgage Capital Partners, underwrites the band, so ALL the money raised at the door goes directly to PATH Ventures.   The all-star band this years features Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Chuck Manning, Pat Kelley, Lyman Medeiros, MB Gordy, and the fabulous singers of the Jazz & Blues Revue: Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr.

A batch of $25 tickets have just been released (with half-price tickets available for students with ID).  Please RSVP on line or call Catalina's at  (323) 466-2210  and reserve your seats before the show sells out. I'll see you tomorrow night!

George KAHN - PATH Ventures Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser Wednesday, December 10th

6725 West SUNSET Blvd., HOLLYWOOD, CA. 90028 Tel. (323) 466-2210

The new George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue CD- Get Yours Today!

Posted: 18 November 2014, 7:23 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Jazz Pianist George Kahn felt his fans were ready for a change, so he formed the Jazz & Blues Revue.  More than just another jazz ensemble this time around, the Jazz & Blues Revue brings three of the best singers in Los Angeles together to perform unique arrangements of jazz standards along with other well-known songs, in a wonderful blend of Jazz, R&B and Soul.
The album has 13 new, creative arrangements of jazz and blues standards like Cantaloupe Island, Rock Me Baby, Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar, God Bless The Child, Summertime and Afro Blue.
Singer Courtney Lemmon has appeared on several of George’s albums and most recently released her debut CD “STAY WITH ME”, teaming her with Grammy Award winning Producer Michael Acosta.  Gina Saputo was among seven musicians chosen by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, and Wayne Shorter to study at the Thelonius Monk Institute. She performs regularly and also teaches singing at the Musicians Institute.  Crystal Starr has performed as a backup singer for Ariana Grande, as well as legendary greats Smokey Robinson, John Legend and Joss Stone.  She recently performed on Broadway in “Baby It’s You!”.
Renowned musicians Eric Marienthal (Sax), Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (trumpet),  Lyman Medeiros (Bass) and M. B. Gordy (Drums/Percussion) are featured on the new album,  along with Special Guests, Pat Kelley on Guitar and Chuck Manning on Sax.
Available at CDBABY and AMAZON