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We are LIVE in Hollywood on June 7

Posted: 21 May 2018, 7:51 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Please call the club to reserve a table 323-466-2210
or reserve online HERE

New Tour T-Shirt Available Now!

Posted: 21 May 2018, 7:46 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

It's here, just in time for the summer, in both Men's and Women's styles.
Limited edition of 60 shirts, available now for my Kickstarter friends, only $20 including tax and shipping. Email me you size, and we'll get it going
Mens Large - X-large - XX Large,      Womens Large - X Large

An Amazing Thing

Posted: 19 April 2018, 9:48 pm - Passion Party

An amazing thing happened today.  

A month after the release of my new Jazz Trio album, STRAIGHT AHEAD it is now #16 on the JazzWeek radio charts.  If you don’t have you copy yet, you can get it on

We have a CD RELEASE Celebration planned for Saturday April 28, and I’d love for you to join me.
George Kahn – Piano
Pat Kelley – Guitar (Pat is on the faculty at USC School of Music)
Lyman Medeiros – Bass (Lyman tours with Steve Tyrell and others)
Alex Acuna – Drums (this is a rare club appearance for one of the top percussion studio cats in town)

You can hear and see a sample of our music here:

Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc.
2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077 
(310) 474-9400
Saturday April 28
Three sets: 6:309:00 and 10:15 PM
No cover for the 6:30 dinner show; there is a $20 cover for the late shows
RSVPs for the early shows a must – we sold out last time we played here
For reservations, please call or make your reservation quickly and easily online by clicking HERE.  For parties of 7 or more please call the Vibrato front desk at  
(310) 474-9400 during business hours of 5pm - 10pm to speak directly with a host. 

-George Kahn
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#16 This Week on the JazzWeek Radio Charts!

Posted: 18 April 2018, 7:38 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

The new Straight Ahead album is now #16 on the JazzWeek Radio charts!  Come see the band that has jazz radio spinning with George Kahn, Alex Acuña, Lyman Medeiros and special guest Pat Kelly at Vibrato Grill Jazz on Saturday 4/28

 Dinner set at 6:30, $25 per person minimum (easy to do at Vibrato!) Reservations required
Two more sets, at 9:00 and 10:15 PM $20 cover plus $25 minimum


Passion Party #586 – What Is Your Mission? (The Journey So Far)

Posted: 12 April 2018, 8:34 am - Passion Party

My creative mission has been to share my musical gifts with the world on the highest and most professional level and to create joy for others and myself.

1n 2016 I had an idea that it would be fun to record a music album in the classic Jazz Trio format (piano-bass-drums).  I called my two favorite musicians, Alex Acuña and Lyman Medeiros and they agreed to join the project. Alex is a legendary Latin percussionist and jazz drummer (you can hear him on the early Weather Report albums) and he has played on my records since 2003. Lyman is my first-call bass player.  I just love his sound and talent.

This album was a special journey. We began with 2 days in the studio in April 2017 with a video crew, recording and filming our live performance of 4 songs for YouTube videos.  A fifth video was created for a Kickstarter campaign.  We ran the Kickstarter last summer and successfully raised $10,000 (thanks to many of you!) to complete the project.

Then it was back into Clearlake Recording Studios to record eight more songs – mixing – mastering – photo shoots – artwork – package design – video slide shows – replication...
Finally, in January 2018 STRAIGHT AHEAD was complete.

Was it all worth it?

On March 19 the album was released on various music services (CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc.). Three weeks later the album hit #30 on the JazzWeek radio charts.  It is being played on 84 jazz stations across the US, as well as Jazz After Hours and Jazz Variations (syndicated jazz shows carried by 89 affiliates). At last count songs have been streamed on Spotify over 3000 times. 1,500 YouTube videos have been watched.

Was it worth it?  Hell Yes!

P.S. We have two CD Release gigs coming up in Los Angeles, and I hope you can join me.
Three sets: 6:30, 9:00 and 10:15 PM
No Cover for the early show, $20 cover charge after 9:00 PM, plus $25 min per person RSVPs for the early shows a must - it sells out every time we play here
For reservations, please call or make your reservation quickly and easily online by  clicking HERE.  
$25 cover charge, plus $20 min per person 
Click here for reservations

Work Song by Nat Adderley, re-imagined by the George Kahn Trio

Posted: 22 March 2018, 8:18 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Radio is loving this track...

STRAIGHT AHEAD Now Playing on 48 Jazz Stations Across The USA

Posted: 22 March 2018, 7:58 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Our first week out of the box and we've been picked up by 48 Jazz Radio stations across the United States!

If you listen to any of these stations, please give them a call and request they play "Work Song" by George Kahn Trio - Straight Ahead
WGBH Boston MA
KCSM San Francisco CA
KHSU Arcata CA
KKUP San Jose CA
KXPR Sacramento CA
KUVO Denver CO
WrTC Hartford, CT
WDNA Miami, FL
HPR Honolulu HI
KWIT Sioux City IA
WHCJ Savannah GA
WICR Indianapolis IN
WMUW Wichita KS
WXOJ Northampton. MA
KBEM Minniapolis MN
WPRB Princeton, NJ
KUNM Albuquerque NM
KVSF Santa Fe NM
WRUW CLeveland OH
KAZI Austin TX
WMSE Milwaukee WI

You just have to create!

Posted: 19 March 2018, 8:51 am - Passion Party

The new album has been released, and is available today on, iTunes, CDBABY, Spotify, etc.

George Kahn, Alex Acuña and Lyman Medeiros featured this week on ALL ABOUT
Please enjoy the first video from the new album

Straight Ahead album available now

Posted: 19 March 2018, 8:48 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

We are available on Amazon, iTunes CDBABY and
George Kahn, Alex Acuña and Lyman Medeiros featured this week on ALL ABOUT

Straight Ahead - On The Street March 19

Posted: 12 March 2018, 9:15 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

A big thank you to all my fans that supported the creation of the George Kahn Trio STRAIGHT AHEAD album.  At long last, the CD drops on March 19th for physical CD sales, downloads and streaming. If you like the music, I can use your help the week of March 19.
 - Call your local jazz station and request that they play the CD (over 230 jazz stations have received copies, so there should be one in your town!)
 - If you don't have a copy yet, buy one on CDBABY, or download it from iTunes or Amazon
 - Watch the videos on Youtube, and click to subscribe to my channel for more jazz music
 - share the music and videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.  It's all about ears and eyeballs right now, folks!

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