415 N. Fourth Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan

GABRIEL KAHANE, piano and voice

Singer, pianist and composer Gabriel Kahane has a rare perspective on the changing landscape of musical influences and interactions. Armed with astounding technical virtuosity and an intensely deep gift for writing, Kahane is at the forefront of a generation of musicians who find their voices, outlets and audiences in unexpected and exciting places.

As a solo performer, Kahane has appeared at a wide range of venues from the darkest rooms of Brooklyn to the august Ravinia Festival in Chicago. His song cycle Craigslistlieder, art-song settings of eight anonymous posts he found on the ubiquitous personals/classifieds website Craigslist, has won over fans and critics with its affiliation of raucous pop culture and deft high-art craft. His other songs use similar groundwork to interact with the American songbook, literary and historical material, and the unique connection between singer/songwriter and listener.

Immersed in music since the earliest moments of childhood, Kahane has collaborated in a myriad of settings with an impressive group of musicians. He continues to perform with renowned bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, with whom he has appeared in Los Angeles (REDCAT), London (Wigmore Hall), Berlin (Philharmonie) and at the prestigious Verbier Festival. In 2007, Kahane and award-winning jazz pianist Dan Tepfer debuted a collaboration in which Kahane performs a set of his music solo and then Tepfer and his trio perform the same songs reinterpreted, as an exploration of songwriting and improvisation. Both dynamic performers in their own right and long-time admirers of each other's work, Kahane and Tepfer plan to continue the duo show during the 07-08 concert season.

Kahane makes his home in Brooklyn, NY, in close company with a piano and many books.

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Added by kerrytownconcerthouse on March 21, 2009