Amazon.com Widgets

George Kahn

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 7, 1952    

A major force in the Los Angeles jazz community since the late 1990s, pianist-composer George Kahn recently released his sixth CD, Cover Up! Made available through his Playing Records label, Cover Up! features Kahn's trio with bassist Brian Bromberg and drummer Alex Acuna, plus occasional guests. The brilliant lineup of players interprets four catchy originals as well as some surprising , recognizable rock tunes that are transformed into jazz.

“People always respond to songs they know,” says George Kahn. “Thinking about it, I realized that I'd always wanted to create jazz versions of tunes that one does not normally hear in a jazz setting. Rather than perform ‘Stella By Starlight' or ‘Autumn Leaves' yet again, I thought it would be fun to play songs that I liked while I was growing up, usually from the late 1960s and early ‘70s and some newer tunes. I settled on songs by Cream, Pink Floyd, Bill Withers and John Mayer along with the Beatles.”...
read more

Awards

2008 Chuck Niles Bebop Award for instrumental jazz, Temecula valley International Jazz Festival
  • BUY

    Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto

    Playing Records
    2010
  • BUY

    Cover Up!

    Playing Records
    2009
  • BUY

    ...Compared to What?

    Playing Records
    2004
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Watch More Videos

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationCulver City, CA

Clinic/Workshop InformationBasics of Jazz Improvization The Art of Comping

Rank: 133 Views: 26,371 Fans: 6
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the George Kahn profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the George Kahn musician profile.