"Pianist George Kahn has been putting together ambitious and successful shows in the L.A. area for years. His Jazz & Blues Revue puts the spotlight on three equally talented singers: Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr. Of particular interest are a pair of songs (“Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar” and “Shoo Shoo Baby”) that find the singers operating very much like a swing era vocal trio. Each of the vocalists are also in the lead on three songs apiece, belting their hearts out. Kahn’s rhythm section with bassist Lyman Medeiros and drummer M.B. Gordy is joined on various selections by altoist Eric Marienthal, trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (who is in explosive form), tenor-saxophonist Chuck Manning and guitarist Pat Kelley, each of whom add a lot to the music. Overall Jazz & Blues Revue is quite fun and certainly full of spirit." — Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene, April 2015
"This team should make every vocal group in NYC quiver with fear if they ever decided to leave the land of In N Out Burgers for the land of Lombardi’s. Unique, yet universal." — George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
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Letter of Recommendation from Bakersfield Community Concert Association:
To Whom It May Concern:
The Bakersfield Community Concert Association has been showcasing excellent talent since 1963.
Recently we enjoyed the music of The George Kahn Jazz and Blues Revue. As I helped the audience with their CD purchases after the show, a majority of folks said:
“This is the best act I’ve seen in the last 30 years. Please get them back soon.”
We immediately put them on our schedule for next season.
They appeal to all ages and all musical tastes. Songs of the ’30s, ‘40s through the ‘60s and ‘70s with excellent arrangements left everyone pleased.
When a musical group has a great female singer, the audience is entertained. But, when a group like The George Kahn Jazz and Blues Revue has THREE great female singers, the audience is left in awe.
I heartily recommend this group for your audience.
Dan McGuire and Bob Smith
Artistic Selection Coordinators
Bakersfield Community Concert Association