George Kahn

Instrument: Piano | Location: Los Angeles

I've always liked George Kahn. There is a constant that runs through his music: its always hip. You name it, Kahn plays it and his music makes me feel good: I like that.
—Alfredo Cruz, Radio Personality & Program Director

Updated: June 11, 2019

Born: January 7, 1952

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. His music captures the feel of the West Coast Jazz scene of the '50s & '60s, but with a contemporary edge. Kahn’s music has been featured on many TV shows and advertisements, including “Men Of A Certain Age”, “ER,” “The Young and the Restless,” and “How William Shatner Changed the World.” In December 2012, George also received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles for his dedication to helping end homelessness in Los Angeles.

ALEX ACUNA – DRUMS Alex is probably best known for his work with Weather Report as their original drummer and percussionist. He has worked with Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and others too numerous to mention. Now an in- demand session musician in Los Angeles, an average week for Alex will range from performing at Disney Hall to playing on the new Star Wars soundtrack.

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July 08, 2013

George Kahn "Secrets" Band Returns To Hollywood, August 14

February 18, 2013

The George Kahn Trio Performs With Guest Vocalist Gina Saputo March 6

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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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