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George Kahn

George Kahn carries West Coast Jazz into the 21st Century

About Me

West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century. His tenth release on the Playing Records label, DreamCatcher features all-star band mates Pat Kelley on guitar and Alex Acuna (of Weather Report fame) on a romp through cover tunes new and old, punctuated with Kahn's originals. In addition to his jazz albums, Kahn's music has been featured on TV, including on The Young and the Restless, How William Shatner Changed the World and commercials for Lexus.

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My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it frees my mind. I was first exposed to jazz in College, listening to Kulu Se Mama by John Coltrane. I met Bill Evans when he played a club in Boston while I was in college. The best show I ever attended was Miles Davis Live at the Fillmore. The first jazz record I bought was Dave Brubeck. My advice to new listeners is keep listening, and go see live jazz. Live jazz is where it is at!

My House Concert Story

We are hosting aa jazz house party this Saturday 5/18 with Staci Greisbach, SHe is performing songs from her new album, a tribute to Patsy Cline!

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