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Passion Party #577 - The Land Of Distraction

Posted: 7 February 2017, 7:05 am - Passion Party

The world is a distraction
from what's important.
Infuriating, frustrating and confusing.

Time to get back to what I love,
what is important to me.
Time to get back to
why I get up every day.

To share my love
to share my knowledge
to share my joy
to share my abumdance
to PLAY BIG.

To show the world that this is not a zero-sum game.
We do continue to grow
We do continue to learn
We do continue to prosper
when we place ourselves in the stream of abundance
and live in faith instead of fear.


Do What You Love, and then Do More of What You Love

Posted: 2 February 2017, 9:46 am - Passion Party

I am so excited to start 2017 with a new project.  This trio will bring the schwing, for sure.  If you are in the Los Angeles area, I hope you can join me in Studio City later this month

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!


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!
 


Passion Party #576 - Seek Your Light

Posted: 26 January 2017, 6:58 pm - Passion Party

Seek Your Light 
Moths are known to be attracted to light, but one young moth took it to extremes and fell completely in love with a bright star high up in the sky.
Other moths tried to reason with him, telling him that he’d never reach the object of his desire and that he should pick a closer, more attainable goal – like a porch lamp or a candle or a campfire. But the moth wouldn’t be deterred.
So one by one all the other moths went off in search of “practical” targets, and one by one they burned out in pursuit of the goals they chose. But the moth sailed up into the sky, never reaching his star, but living a long and happy life in pursuit of his dream.
Sometimes a goal that’s seemingly out of reach can give more than you hoped for.


Passion Party #575 - When I Grow Up

Posted: 19 January 2017, 10:07 pm - Passion Party

When I grow up I want to be...
to be a channel
to be a spokesperson
to be the host
to be the guest
to be the leader
to be the servant
to be in the flow
to be charitable
to be giving
to be free
to be in nature
to be authentic
to be caring
to be compassionate
to be beyond fear
to be faith-full
to be a speck of dust
to be the universe


Passion Party #574 - The Word of the Year

Posted: 22 December 2016, 6:56 am - Passion Party

Merriam Webster announced today
the word most looked up on their website this year.
It may come as a shock to know
That people with intelligence still want to grow.
For education they use their gear
allowing the computer to enter the fray.

Shock, dismay, lack of belief,
fantastic change, anguish and surprise,
the news often hit us between the eyes.
What I, for one, thought to be true
was merely "truthiness" in disguise.

The year has gone and left us here
to carry on in hope and fear
So now with all that we've had to deal
We're left with the word of the year: "Surreal"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/woty2016-top-looked-up-words-surreal


Passion Party #573 - Commitment

Posted: 19 December 2016, 7:53 am - Passion Party

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
 
It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions, which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through - time after time, year after year.
 
Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.


Passion Party #572 - The Biggest Surprise

Posted: 9 December 2016, 8:51 am - Passion Party

--> The Dalai Lama was asked what surprises him the most: "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. 
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. 

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; 

he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”


Passion Party #571 - If When, Then...

Posted: 1 December 2016, 7:06 am - Passion Party

Settling goals does not cut it.
There have been too many years wasted on empty goal-setting.
Promises made in January sit collecting dust or lie tattered on the floor come December.

I know what I want to do
and I know how to do it.
The doing is the hard part
and doing it with consistency is harder.

This year, rather than set goals,
I will create "pre-suasive" statements that will help me achieve
what i want to do in my life.
Instead of having a goal of "lose 10 pounds"
I will say, "When I am offered dessert, then I say "I'll have mint tea with honey, please."
Instead of having a goal of "make more money"
I will say, "When the work day is over, then I can make one more call to a client and offer my help."

The pre-programming may seem artificial, but it is how habits are formed
I want to get where I want to go not by force but by flow.


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


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