Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jazz & Blues Revue, review, published 11/19/14

Ed Blanco states:

"George Kahn's Jazz & Blues Revue, a vocal jazz statement that begs to be heard. With great vocals, superb instrumentals and an exciting selection of music, this is vocal jazz at its best"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue album - get your copy today!

Jazz Pianist George Kahn felt his fans were ready for a change, so he formed the Jazz & Blues Revue.  More than just another jazz ensemble this time around, the Jazz & Blues Revue brings three of the best singers in Los Angeles together to perform unique arrangements of jazz standards along with other well-known songs, in a wonderful blend of Jazz, R&B and Soul.
The album has 13 new, creative arrangements of jazz and blues standards like Cantaloupe Island, Rock Me Baby, Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar, God Bless The Child, Summertime and Afro Blue.
Singer Courtney Lemmon has appeared on several of George’s albums and most recently released her debut CD “STAY WITH ME”, teaming her with Grammy Award winning Producer Michael Acosta.  Gina Saputo was among seven musicians chosen by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, and Wayne Shorter to study at the Thelonius Monk Institute. She performs regularly and also teaches singing at the Musicians Institute.  Crystal Starr has performed as a backup singer for Ariana Grande, as well as legendary greats Smokey Robinson, John Legend and Joss Stone.  She recently performed on Broadway in “Baby It’s You!”.
Renowned musicians Eric Marienthal (Sax), Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (trumpet),  Lyman Medeiros (Bass) and M. B. Gordy (Drums/Percussion) are featured on the new album,  along with Special Guests, Pat Kelley on Guitar and Chuck Manning on Sax.
 Available on CDBABY and AMAZON

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jazz & Blues Revue on iTunes!

Yes, it's true!
The new George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue album featuring Gina Saputo, Courtney Lemmon and Crystal Starr is set for release on November 18, 2014


Friday, September 12, 2014


Mark your calendars and join us for our CD Release Party on
Wednesday October 22 at 8:00 PM
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Invites have already gone out to our 250 Kickstarter Backers, 
so if you plan to attend, reservation may be in order.
Call 323-466-2210, or order online here
  Catalina Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors open at 7:00, music starts at 8:30
$15.00 + 2 drink min.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Album Update

So much has happened since our Kickstarter project funded in July: The basic tracks were all knocked out at Umbrella Studios in three days.  Then we moved to Nolan Shaheed's studio in Pasadena to do all the vocals for the 13 songs.  Now we are in the home stretch - all the vocals are done, we are adding a little percussion to a few songs and the great Chuck Manning is coming in to add a couple of sax solos on songs (Eric Marienthal plays sax on most of the album; he's no slouch either!)  

For a more detailed explanation of the process, visit this update on our Kickstarter page

Thursday, July 10, 2014


I have to let you in on the world's most powerful and neglected secret to success and happiness:
 This simple three letter verb requires you to take action, creates momentum and guarantees a result (not always the result you want or expect, but you always get an answer).
But the key to asking is in learning how to ask for what you want.
Here is a summary from Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's book, The Aladdin Factor:
1) Ask with a positive expectation
2) Assume you can get it
3) Ask someone who can give it to you
4) Vague requests produce vague results.  Be clear and specific in asking.
5) Ask repeatedly.  As the owner of a company that I used to work for said, "The 'yes' is easy. When someone says 'no', that is when we have to go to work."
Today is the last day of our Kickstarter campaign.  We asked, and over 200 people said "yes", and we are now on our way into the studio to record our new album.
And it would not have happened if we did not ask.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Just Lean Into It - 54 hours to go!

Success often happens when you just lean into it
 when you leave yourself open to opportunities
without a contract or any expectations.
Like the snowball that continues to grow as it rolls downhill,
leaning into it creates momentum.
Momentum is that unseen energy force that brings more opportunity
more resources
more people who can help you on your path as it unfolds.
38 years ago I threw my electric piano and all my belongings into a Dodge van,
and drove to Los Angeles to be a professional musician.
I had no job, no contract
I just leaned into the dream
I did not know then that my real purpose
was to help people with my knowledge, creativity and organizational skills
to build better lives
and that leaning into my dream
would lead me to a successful banking career
8 self-released jazz albums
a published book
and a wonderful wife and family.
You lean into it
You see how it feels
 The journey will take you where you want to go - or even someplace better.