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PATH invites George Kahn with his Jazz and Blues Review back to Catalina's Jazz Club. Featuring Vocalists extradinaire Gina Saputo, Courtney Lemmon, and Crystal Knighton.
George Kahn Jazz and Blues Review http://jazzghetto.blogspot.com/ Kick off the New Year right with great live jazz. Jazz Pianist, George Kahn returns to VITELLO’S JAZZ CLUB with The Jazz & Blues Revue on Wednesday evening, January 25. The Jazz & Blues Revue will feature George Kahn as musical director with an all-star band of LA studio musicians. Special guests include: vocalists Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Dianne Wright, with Larry Klimas on sax, John Fumo on trumpet, Lyman Medeiros on bass, and M. B. Gordy on drums. The Jazz & Blues Revue has been described as “a journey through blues and jazz, from New York to Los Angeles, from the Andrew Sisters to the Pointer Sisters; Music at the intersection of Jump Street and Boogaloo Avenue”. Tickets for the show are $15, plus minimum Seating is limited, so please call for reservations WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25 SHOWS AT 8:00 AND 9:30 PM DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 pm FOR DINNER Vitello’s Restaurant (818) 769-0905 http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/ 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA 91604 http://jazzandbluesrevue.com --
Gina Saputo presents a special show from George Kahn @ Steamers! This time, Gina Saputo meets Courtney Lemmon, and Dianne Wright, they will be backed by the George Kahn Trio featuring Evan Stone, Lyman Medeiros and more @ Steamers, December 16, 8:30pm-12:30am. $8 cover- 2 drink min. All ages! Gina Saputo & Courtney Lemmon @ Steamers Jazz Club 138 W. Commonwealth Blvd. Fullerton, CA Ph: (714) 871-8800 George Kahn on piano with an all-star band of LA studio musicians. Special guests include: vocalists Gina Saputo, Courtney Lemmon, and Dianne Wright, with Larry Klimas on sax, Mik Fortunato on trumpet, Ira Ingber on guitar, Lyman Madieros on bass, and Evan Stone on drums, plus special guests CHANEL and Surprise guests. George Kahn’s “Jazz and Blues Revue” has been described as “a journey through blues and jazz, from New York to Los Angeles, from the Andrew Sisters to the Pointer Sisters; Music at the intersection of Jump Street and Boogaloo Avenue”. About Gina and Courtney: One of our favorite vocalists, Gina Saputo, a native of Springfield, Oregon, began training classically at the age of 8, singing with the Oregon Children’s Choir. By the age of 16 she was putting together her own groups and singing in jazz clubs, often waiting outside during breaks because she was underage. From there, Gina attended USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, and was awarded the Barry Manilow Scholarship for all four years of her education. Gina studied at Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado under Christian McBride, and Russell Malone, was interviewed by Dee Dee Bridgewater for her show JazzSet on National Public Radio, and was among seven musicians chosen by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Thelonious Monk Jr. and Wayne Shorter to study at the Thelonius Monk Institute. During her time with the institute, she performed for the State Department in Washington, D.C., and toured Viet Nam with Herbie Hancock and Nnenna Freelon. She has also sung backup vocals for Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Neenna Freelon, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Driscoll and Louie Bellson. Her first solo CD, “Gina Saputo,” featuring Gerald Clayton, was recorded with vocal sessions produced by Tierney Sutton, who said, “Gina has the talent as well as the passion to stretch and think outside the box.” After two successful tours of Japan, her CD has climbed to #3 on the prestigious Swing Journal charts, and has received rave reviews. She was a guest professor at Gwangju University in South Korea, 2008 and toured Japan a second time with Grammy nominated pianist Bill Cunliffe. In 2009, she appeared at the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival, won First Place at the Big Stage Vocal Competition, and was the vocalist for the Orange County Music Awards winning band for Best Jazz in Orange County. Gina toured Korea once again in 2010 (including a sold-out engagement at the "Once In A Blue Moon" jazz club in Seoul, recently recorded two ringtones which will be default rings on upcoming Samsung phones, and headlined Club Nokia at LA Live. Another special talent, Courtney Lemmon (a native of Santa Monica, California) has been active musically since elementary school. Her early performances include fundraisers with such acclaimed artists as Natalie Cole and Robert Winter, as well as her solo jazz debut at 15 with Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton. Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Eva Cassidy, Fiona Apple and Billy Holliday all inspired her to investigate a wide range of genres. This appreciation for a wide pallet of musical styles led her to the Jazz and Contemporary Program at Manhattan's prestigious New School University, of which she is a graduate with a high respect for the blues due to her studies with the incredible pianist Junior Mance. Back in Santa Monica, she recorded her debut CD "Stay With Me" teaming her with Grammy winner Mike Acosta as a co-writer, producer and saxophonist. Mr. Acosta is known for his work behind the original Brian Setzer Orchestra, for which her served as musical Director, arranger and featured soloist. For her first full-length recording he surrounded her with Grammy nominees and LA session players to add experience to her youthful sound. This combination of youth and experience propels her music on a journey through several of her favorite styles yet still sounds unique. The title cut "Stay With Me" garnered Courtney an Honorable Mention in the 2006 John Lennon Song Writing Competition. Courtney's Santa Monica roots also extend out from her time at Santa Monica Community College where she was introduced to George Kahn. She appears on Kahn's 2006 release "Compared To What?", which charted in the top ten for the year in Europe. She also appears on his 2008 release singing "Use Me" on the album "Cover Up". Courtney performs around LA with Kahn from time to time at venues such as The Jazz Bakery, Catalina Bar and Grill, LACMA and other familiar Jazz haunts in the city. She has also performed with the Hollywood Symphony Choir honoring great composers of our time in beautiful Royce Hall of UCLA and has been a section leader and volunteer vocal instructor for the Idyllwild Festival Choir, which performs at Disney Hall every summer.
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Bio: Having majored in Music Composition at Brandeis University, George brings a classically trained sensibility to the jazz form. His WEST COAST JAZZ, unlike a lot of jazz, is not about how fast or complicated the music is -- it's a forum where he can communicate feelings and emotions with his audien...See Full Bio
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