George Kahn

Instrument: Piano

Born: January 7, 1952

A major force in the Los Angeles jazz community since the late 1990s, pianist-composer George Kahn is working on his 9th album, set for release at the end of 2017. The new album will feature a jazz trio for George, Alex Acuna on drums and Lyman Medeiros on bass. Think Ramsey Lewis Trio, or Gene Harris, or Vince Guaraldi

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”Kahn is a mainstream pianist whose work is a compendium of most of the great styles and motifs of late '50s to mid '60s jazz, a glorious period when seemingly anything was possible within the music. He's capable of introspective lyricism, funk-drenched backbeats, modal ruminations and flat-out swing. His current album, Secrets From the Jazz Ghetto, compiles his original compositions from previous releases and adds seven new pieces.” - Kirk Silsbee

“It's jazz. Why Cream? Why not? Kahn's goal is “to create music that is classic, contemporary, hip and cool, all at once.” He has been doing just that in his recordings since founding his independent label, Playing Records, in 1999

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Culver City, CA

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Basics of Jazz Improvization The Art of Comping