John Kahn

A long-time Jerry Garcia collaborator as an upright/electric bassist and musical director, the late John Kahn was a mainstay on the Bay Area rock scene from the mid-1960s until his passing in 1996.

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A composer, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and student of classical and jazz, Kahn worked a soulful pocket on many a seminal side with Nick Gravenites, Brewer & Shipley, Merl Saunders, and Maria Muldaur, to cite a select few.

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Fans of the classic double-live slab The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper (1969) will note John’s bass solo on “Her Holy Modal Highness.”  

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