Ashley Kahn
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Ashley Kahn

Ashley Kahn is an American music historian, journalist, and producer. He is also a visiting professor at New York University (NYU), teaching various courses for the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and at 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.[]

In 2014, Kahn co-authored the autobiography of Carlos Santana, titled The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light. To date, his most critically acclaimed books have been on two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue[1] by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane. He pens articles, interviews and other features on music, and is a prolific liner note writer for a variety of music labels, and for which he has earned three ASCAP/Deems Taylor awards,[2][3][4] and three Grammy nominations.[5][6] In 2015, he was awarded a Grammy for his album notes to the John Coltrane release Offering: Live at Temple University.[7][8] His contributions as a journalist have appeared in The New York Times, Down Beat, Jazz Times, Rolling Stone in the USA, Mojo and New Statesman in the UK, GQ in Japan, among others.[]

Kahn has played a variety of roles in the musical realm, including deejay, video producer, freelance writer, road manager, concert producer, and television music editor (for VH1).[]

As a road manager, he has toured with jazz musicians Henry Threadgill, Cassandra Wilson, Greg Osby, and, under the direction of George Wein's office, with The George Shearing Quintet; as well as with African artists Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela, and Lucky Dube; with rock artists Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel; and such pop stars as Britney Spears.[]

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References

  1. ^ Christopher Porter (December 2000). "Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Ascap Deems Taylor 2003 Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Ascap/Deems Taylor 2004 Archived 2011-08-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ascap Deems Taylor 2010
  5. ^ "Complete List Of 2004 Grammy Nominations: 86.: Album Notes". music-slam.com. 4 December 2003. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Complete List of 2011 Grammy Nominations - 89.: Album Notes". Music-Slam.com. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Grammys 2015". Los Angeles Times. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees: Best Album Notes". The Recording Academy. 2004. Retrieved 2015. 

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