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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


Following my musical passion

Posted: 17 April 2017, 8:05 pm - Passion Party


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/


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


Passion Party #579 - Purpose Vs. Passion

Posted: 23 March 2017, 9:12 am - Passion Party

There is a lot of fear going around.  I feel it.
I see it in the news. I hear it from my friends.
At times like this I feel a need to rise above, to filter out the noise.

I am lucky.  I found a job that I love, a job that lets me help people get to their goals, a job that relates to my purpose in life. 
I love to use my talents to inspire others and help them build a better life, whether it is through banking or music or education.

Some people are not so lucky.  They struggle to find their purpose in life.  They may feel lost, or on a treadmill, not really living - just existing day to day.

"Finding Your Purpose In Life" can be a drag.  It can feel like another chore.  Why bother?

Better to find the passion in your life.  What lights your fire? What makes you want to wake up in the morning?  If money were no object, what would you do today?
Even here the answer may not be so obvious.  It might not be the first thought that comes to mind. But do it, take action, see how it feels.  Can you wear this comfortably?

When you find your Passion, your Purpose will follow close behind.


Passion Party #578 - Context Vs. Content

Posted: 7 March 2017, 7:34 am - Passion Party

Most people want the short answer, the quick fix.  "Just tell me what to do and I'll do it".
They think if you give them the answer, they will know the question. But just like Carnac The Magnificent (OK kids - Google it) the answer might lead to the wrong question.

There are hundreds, probably thousands of books and articles about how to be a positive person - the power of positive thinking, etc.  The steps of "How  to" are easy and simple, virtually anyone can really do them.  The "What to do" is a short list, nothing to it.

But before we get to the content of any discussion, it is important to set the context.  The "Why" is the key.  The "what's important about being a positive person, to you?" must be explored.  Otherwise it is just another feel-good pamphlet sitting in that stack at the edge of your desk; another book of affirmations that you never open.

Context is set by asking probing questions, giving examples, analyzing what actually changed in people's lives and what triggered the change.  Change is the one constant in life, and change is hard.  It is so much easier to stay in the status quo, to accept that, maybe, life sucks a large percentage of the time.

Or maybe - when we have established the context of Positivity, the How and What will become not only easy, but will make sense and be worth pursuing.



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.


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