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Playing Records is proud to announce the release “STRAIGHT AHEAD”, George Kahn’s collaboration with Alex Acuña (drums) and Lyman Medeiros (bass). The project is George’s 9th album release and his first in the traditional piano trio format. The album consists 12 new tracks performed by the trio: 7 original compositions, each one in tribute to a pianist that is an inspiration to George (jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Roger Kellaway, and Joe Sample) and 5 “cover tunes” that are creative takes on current pop artists (Prince, Adele, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran) GEORGE KAHN – PIANO When a young musician’s sources of inspiration are jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, Vince Guaraldi, and Wynton Kelly, you’d figure that his own music would turn out to be pretty special — and in the case of jazz pianist and composer GEORGE KAHN, you’d be right

Album

DreamCatcher

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: I Feel Pretty; Just One of Those Things; You and the Night and the Music; Never Let Me Go; One Fine Thing; Dreamcatcher; Going Baroque; Stardust; Tonight; Eva; Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight; Quarantuni Time.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hot Lips Page & Ted Nash

Read "Hot Lips Page & Ted Nash" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The 675th Episode of Neon Jazz is focused on jazz guitar. We start the hour with Ron Jackson and material off his latest 2019 release Standards and Other Songs. We also hear from Pat Metheny, George Russell and Alvaro Rojas. As the 2020 pandemic continues to rage across the planet, we hear from modern jazz musicians ...

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News: Event

Pianist George Kahn George Kahn 'Some Good Jazz News' Virtual Viewing Party Premieres on Sunday December 6

Pianist George Kahn George Kahn 'Some Good Jazz News' Virtual Viewing Party Premieres  on Sunday December 6

West Coast Jazz Recording Artist George Kahn Presents SOME GOOD JAZZ NEWS A Virtual Video Premiere Party – Sunday December 6 at 6:00 PM PT Please join George Kahn along with Pat Kelley, David Hughes, Alex Acuña and special guests for SOME GOOD JAZZ NEWS, a Virtual Video Premiere Party This Sunday December 6. ...

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Article: Album Review

George Kahn: DreamCatcher

Read "DreamCatcher" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


George Kahn is another one of those talented West Coast jazz pianists, in the fashion of Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Vince Guaraldi and Wynton Kelly. His recorded output presents a sound with a clean, bright polish, and an engaging, easy swing. Each of his previous discs shines a light on the beauty of the mainstream, especially ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with George Kahn

Read "Take Five with George Kahn" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet George Kahn George Kahn majored in music at Brandeis University and moved to jny: Los Angeles in 1976 to pursue a music career as a pianist and film composer. His jazz recording career now spans over 20 years. The George Kahn Trio album, released in 2018 reached #16 on the JazzWeek Charts. His new album, ...

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Video

I Feel Pretty

Featuring the music of George Kahn
Duration: 5:37

George Kahn and his quartet (Pat Kelley, David Hughes, Alex Acuña) give the song from West Side Story a new spin with this time-shifting version.
Album

Straight Ahead

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Rumour Has It; Work Song; Thieves In The Temple; Wonton Kelly; Can't Feel My Face; Roger Killowatt; Get Naked; Secrets; Thinking Out Loud; Dreamin'; Red's Riff; Follow Your Heart.

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News: Advocacy

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 PATH Ventures celebrated their 11th year by hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Night, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with his all-star Jazz & Blues Revue. The 8-piece band features Courtney ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Under an African spell & Dida Pelled live

Read "Under an African spell & Dida Pelled live" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A little detour in our African exploration. This week we focus on music by non African musicians who have been inspired by Africa. And then we go in a completely different direction and interview the talented Israeli singer & guitarist Dida Pelled who visited our studio for a live performance. Happy Listening!


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