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The Summer Newsletter is Here! You can Kickstart the Trio

Posted: 14 July 2017, 8:50 am - Passion Party

Read the Summer Newsletter here!


The Summer Newsletter is Here! You Kickstart the Trio

Posted: 14 July 2017, 8:49 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Click here to read the Summer Newsletter


UPCOMING GIGS

Posted: 12 July 2017, 9:49 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

Sunday AUGUST 6    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
George Kahn Trio "invitation only" House Party for 30 lucky guests!
featuring Alex Acuña and drums - Lyman Medeiros on bass - George Kahn on piano
Tickets: $100 pledge per person
Please sign up on our Kickstarter page:
http://bit.ly/GKtrio3

Saturday SEPTEMBER 9       7:30 PM
George Kahn JAZZ & BLUES REVUE
Featuring Courtney Lemmon - Gina Saputio - Crystal Starr
at the Oxnard Community Concert Series
Tickets: $25 adultys, $15 for children
Buy tickets here

Thursday SEPTEMBER 14  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
George Kahn JAZZ & BLUES REVUE
Featuring Courtney Lemmon - Gina Saputio - Crystal Starr
PATH VENTURES ANNUAL JAZZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER
 at VIBIANA - downtown Los Angeles
Gourmet dinner - cocktails - great music
$150 per person
All money goes to help build housing for the homeless of Los Angeles


Join the FUN! We are LIVE on Kickstarter today

Posted: 1 July 2017, 5:31 pm - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

I like to think of the jazz piano trio as the "gateway drug" into jazz.  Think Ramsey Lewis Trio, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Evans... Now for the first time I am producing a trio album with the amazing Alex Acuna and Lyman Medeiros, and we want YOU to be part of making it happen.
We have recorded four songs already, but we can't complete the project without you.  The campaign runs only for the month of July, and once you make a pledge we'll be sending you updates about the progress, extra videos, etc.  You can even join me as a guest at the recording session, or come to a PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY in August to celebrate the album with the George Kahn Trio.

Please go to the website and be one of the first to pledge - it's fun!
http://bit.ly/GKtrio3
 
There are numerous ways to get involved, but whether your pledge is $10 or $1,000, it does not matter - right now it is all about the eyeballs!
So:
-go to the site http://bit.ly/GKtrio3
 

-check it out
 

-click on "Back this project"
 

-pick a reward
 

-share the love on Facebook, Twitter, or other social network platforms
 
Thanks!  The journey has begun...



Passion Party #580 - Farm To Table

Posted: 27 June 2017, 7:43 am - Passion Party

I am blessed to live in Los Angeles
the land of pleasant weather
the place where almost any day of the week there is a Farmer's Market within a 7-mile radius of my home
the home of celebrity chefs that create restaurant "experiences" that cost $250 per person (not including wine).
But who needs a chef when you have a back yard?
This year I started a new vegetable garden in the back yard and filled it with tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini and more tomatoes.
Now with June coming to an end the harvest has begun, and the dinners become more and more amazing.
Last night may have been a pinnacle of gastronomic happiness.

Instagram photos would not do it justice, so we did not take any.  But here's the garden this morning:




New Newsletter, New Video, New Request

Posted: 3 June 2017, 10:59 am - SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO

The June newsletter is out, with a new video, great jazz shows for June, and other news

http://bit.ly/2s52xPB

Here is the new video, Dreamin' by George Kahn
 

Would you like to be a "first follower"? This is the theory that attracting an adherent or believer to a new kind of initiative is the first step toward beginning a movement that might seem unusual or out-of-step with the general population. Here's a brief video from Derek Sivers about the First Follower.  
I am looking for people who want to help launch the Kickstarter Campaign by committing to back the project the day it launches.  Interested?  Email me and I'll add you to the FIRST FOLLOWER list!


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


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.


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