George Kahn

Biography:

When a young musicianís sources of inspiration are jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, Vince Guaraldi, and Wynton Kelly, youíd figure that his own music would turn out to be pretty special…and in the case of jazz pianist and composer George Kahn, youíd be right.

Having majored in Music Composition at Brandeis University, George brings a classically trained sensibility to the jazz form. In his music today, George creates a musical environment where there is room for experimentation and spontaneity. His music, unlike a lot of jazz, is not about how fast or complicated the music is — itís a forum where he can communicate feelings and emotions with his audience. Georgeís musical mission is to recapture the magic of jazz from the earlier periods ìbefore synthesizers and sequencers roamed the earth.î

In 1999, George formed Sudhana Music Publishing and his independent record label, Playing Records, as an avenue to share his music. He has released five self-produced CDs:

Conscious Dreams (a jazz/new age configuration), Out of Time (a jazz recording featuring the late Billy Higgins on drums)

Freedom Vessel (featuring Dave Carpenter on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums), and Midnight Brew (featuring Grammy-nominated trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez, Peak recording artist Eric Marienthal, and Telarc recording artist Tierney Sutton)

His latest album ÖCompared To What? was released in October 2004, and once again features Eric, as well as woodwind guru Justo Almario, drummer and percussionist Alex AcuÒa, bassist extraordinaire Brian Bromberg, and trumpet player John Fumo.