Thursday, December 27, 2018

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

In the last 11 years PATH Ventures has built over 1,100 affordable housing units, and PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) has helped over 7,500 individuals 'make it home.'
George Kahn
On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 PATH Ventures celebrated their 11th year by hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Night, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with his all-star Jazz & Blues Revue. The 8-piece band features Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr on vocals, Robert Kyle on saxophone, Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, Gary Wicks on bass, Grammy-nominated MB Gordy on drums, and George Kahn as pianist/musical director.

With the help of a sold-out crowd, plus generous corporate sponsors including City National Bank, over $120,000 was donated to directly support affordable housing developments and support services in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Jose. In the last 11 years PATH Ventures has built over 1,100 affordable housing units, and PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) has helped over 7,500 individuals “make it home”.

There are over 52,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles County on any given night (based on the 2018 Los Angeles Homes Services Authority annual count). They are women with children, people struggling with serious health issues, war veterans, seniors, emancipated foster youth, and families who lost everything because of the recession or were displaced by rising rents. PATH Ventures’ housing models aim to prevent and end homelessness by integrating supportive services, community development and permanent housing for people in need.

When asked to explain why he does this annual event Kahn explained, “I am so honored to be a catalyst for this event, and I am so proud of my band for giving their time and energy and creating amazing music for the evening. I have friends that have spent time living on the street, and I know the feeling of being one paycheck away from being evicted. This is the least I can do to give back to the community that I have lived in for 40 years.”

For more information about PATH and PATH Ventures, please visit their website.

One of the Top 100 Jazz ALbums of 2018!

So excited to discover that I made it onto the JazzWeek Top 100 Jazz Albums of 2018 for my release "Straight Ahead"! Thank you to Groov Marketing, my radio guys, great job! And thanks to all of you that checked out the music To see the complete interactive chart, go to

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


There is nothing like a cool jazz Saturday Night at Vibrato Grill.  The George Kahn Quartet returns for another night of fun
George Kahn – Piano
Pat Kelley – Guitar, Gary Wicks - Bass, Dick Weller - Drums

Saturday December 8
Three sets: 7:009:00 and 10:15 PM
No cover for the 7:00 dinner show; there is a $20 cover for the late shows
RSVPs for the early shows a must – we sold out last time we played here
For reservations, please call or make your reservation  by clicking HERE.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bringing Jazz Back To Life on This Thursday

Tower Records closed in 2007, and their assets were sold to a music distribution company that wanted better rankings on Amazon.

The brand stood for "deep catalogue, deep expertise" but digital killed the experience.

Back then jazz album sales were about 3% of the total music sales in America. In 2017 jazz album sales (including downloads) were 1.5% of the total music sales in America. I love Spoitfy as a consumer, but it is killing the jazz music experience, making it just one more commodity.

How do we turn this around? By experiencing jazz live in the clubs where it all began. I hope you can join me, Lyman Medeiros and Alex Neciosup Acuna as we bring it back to where it all began at Catalina Jazz Club this Thursday!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Join us on Thursday June 7

Thursday June 7, 8:30 PM 

George Kahn – Piano, Lyman Medeiros– Bass
and Alex Acuña - Drums

Catalina Jazz Club : 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA
$20 per person, plus 2 drink minimum. $10 Student Rush tickets also available with ID Doors open at 7:00 PM Reservations recommended, call 323-466-2210

Catalina Jazz Club : 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028