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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

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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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 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

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!

ARTICLE: RADIO

Hanging With Corcoran Holt

Read "Hanging With Corcoran Holt" reviewed by Nick Davies

Welcome to the second installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with Kenny Garret's bassist Corcoran Holt where we discuss his new album The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

George Kahn: Straight Ahead

Read "Straight Ahead" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Los Angeles-based pianist George Kahn likes to think of the standard piano trio format as a gateway drug into jazz. He may be right. Think of the classic trios, those of Red Garland, Nat King Cole, Bud Powell. Their sounds are addictive--and distinctively different--but they share the pared-down purity of purpose and relative simplicity of dynamic ...

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Thieves in The Temple

Featuring the music of George Kahn
Duration: 6:14

From the 2018 release, Straight Ahead.
NEWS: RECORDING

West Coast Jazz Recording Artist George Kahn Releases New Album "Straight Ahead" Featuring Alex Acuña And Lyman Medieros

West Coast Jazz Recording Artist George Kahn Releases New Album "Straight Ahead" Featuring Alex Acuña And Lyman Medieros

West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn’s ninth album is a groove party from start to finish. The twelve tracks (all featuring George on piano, Alex Acuña on drums, and Lyman Medeiros on bass) were recorded live in studio over three days. The songs build on Kahn’s love affair with West Coast Jazz, presenting seven new originals ...

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George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue, Celebrating Ten Years Of Path Ventures On September 14 At Vibiana In Downtown Los Angeles

George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue, Celebrating Ten Years Of Path Ventures On September 14 At Vibiana In Downtown Los Angeles

When things get tough financially, very often it is a matter of circumstance, not a matter of choice—it could be an outsourced job, or a medical emergency, or a car accident when you have insufficient insurance. Whatever it is that takes you over that edge, things can happen when there are too many bills, too many ...

George Kahn Trio Launches New Jazz Album Kickstarter Campaign

George Kahn Trio Launches New Jazz Album Kickstarter Campaign

Playing Records is proud to announce a new collaboration with jazz musicians George Kahn, Alex Acuña and Lyman Medeiros to produce and release videos and recordings as The George Kahn Trio. The album project is being crowd-funded with a Kickstarter campaign that continues through August 8, 2017. The project will include six new straight-ahead compositions, and ...


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