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.