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Imaginary Friends

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Iram Issela; Oxide; Improper Authorities; Pittance; Fun Room; Imaginary Friends; Around The Corner; Melee; Good Boy.

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George Kahn

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

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Ralph Alessi: Imaginary Friends

Read "Imaginary Friends" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Ever leading the avant-garde, trumpeter Ralph Alessi has never been pressed for future-forward ideas or the time to express them in whatever setting best suits the music. Not counting his prodigious work alongside such leading figures as Fred Hersch, Don Byron, and Steve Coleman, in this tumultuous century alone Alessi has led and released such challenging ...

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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 ...

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 ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

Path Ventures And George Kahn 11th Annual Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $54,000

Path Ventures And George Kahn 11th Annual Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $54,000

On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 PATH Ventures hosted their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Revue, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the classic Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with an all-star band of L.A. studio artists. With the help of a sold-out crowd, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Path Ventures Presents The 11th Annual George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser For The Homeless on November 10, 2016

Path Ventures Presents The 11th Annual George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue Fundraiser For The Homeless on November 10, 2016

Let the GIVING season begin…with an evening of great Jazz that’s also a benefit for the Los Angeles homeless community. On Thursday, November 10th, PATH Ventures will host their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Revue, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the classic Catalina Jazz Club in jny: Los Angeles, CA. The event will ...

NEWS: EVENT

Down—But Not Out—In Los Angeles: How A Jazz Band Is Helping Solve The Homeless Crisis In Hollywood

Down—But Not Out—In Los Angeles: How A Jazz Band Is Helping Solve The Homeless Crisis In Hollywood

By George Kahn There is a housing crisis in jny: Los Angeles. Some people call it a homeless crisis—I think of it as a housing crisis. You see it in Downtown: As the gentrification picks up speed, the old “flop house” hotels get converted to hip apartments and the condos start selling at $550,000. You see ...


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