John Kahn

 John Kahn, Jerry Garcia

John Kahn, Jerry Garcia

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.

john kahn 2_opt.jpg

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.

John Kahn 1_opt.jpg

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.”  

john kahn_opt.jpg