Michael Kanan

Piano
Artist Albums
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03/01/2020
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Michael Kanan, Pat O'Leary & Doron Tirosh
01/05/2020
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Pianist Michael Kanan
12/28/2019
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Michael Kanan, Greg Ruggiero & Neal Miner
12/11/2019
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Yaala Ballin & Michael Kanan
12/08/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
11/24/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
11/03/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
10/29/2019
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Libby York, Michael Kanan & Neal Miner
10/27/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
10/22/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
10/20/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
10/15/2019
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Vocalist Naama Gheber
10/01/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
09/22/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
09/15/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
07/12/2019
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Gabrielle Stravelli, Michael Kanan & Pat O'Leary
05/28/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
05/27/2019
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Michael Kanan, Greg Ruggierio & Neal Miner
05/07/2019
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Libby York, Michael Kanan & Neal Miner
03/26/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
12/23/2018
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Michael Kanan, Greg Ruggiero & Neal Miner
11/27/2018
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Lucy Yeghiazaryan "After-hours"
11/18/2018
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Panas Athanatos & Friends "After-hours"
11/11/2018
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Michael Kanan, Aidan O'Donnell & Doron Tirosh
11/06/2018
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"Polite Jam Session" with Naama Gheber
10/23/2018
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"Polite Jam Session" with Lucy Yeghiazaryan
09/29/2018
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Smalls Showcase: Jon Roche & Friends
09/23/2018
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Panas Athanatos & Friends "After-hours"
09/11/2018
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Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Michael Kanan & Daniel Duke
09/09/2018
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Panas Athanatos & Friends "After-hours"
09/04/2018
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"Polite Jam Session" with Naama Gheber
08/28/2018
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Libby York, Michael Kanan & Neal Miner
08/26/2018
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Ai Murakami Quartet feat. Sacha Perry
07/12/2018
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Mike Kanan & Neal Miner
07/05/2018
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Michael Kanan - "after-hours" w. special guests
06/21/2018
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Michael Kanan - "after-hours" w. special guests
06/17/2018
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Panas Athanatos & Friends "After-hours"
05/27/2018
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Panas Athanatos & Friends "After-hours"
05/22/2018
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Deanna Kirk, Michael Kanan & Neal Miner
04/10/2018
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Michelle Lordi Quartet
03/02/2018
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Pat O'Leary "After-hours"
03/01/2018
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Michael Kanan with Greg Ruggiero & Neal Miner
01/16/2018
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Hetty Kate with Michael Kanan & Neal Miner
12/24/2017
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Michael Kanan w/ Gabrielle Stravelli, Pat O’Leary
11/28/2017
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Deanna Kirk w/ Michael Kanan, Neal Miner
10/01/2017
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Judy Niemack w Michael Kanan, Daryl Johns
07/02/2017
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The Ai Murakami Trio feat. Sacha Perry
02/26/2017
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Michael Kanan w. Greg Ruggiero & Neal Miner
10/27/2016
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Michael Kanan w. Neal Miner & Greg Ruggiero
07/18/2016
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Michael Kanan w. Neal Miner & Greg Ruggiero
07/03/2016
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The Joel Press Quartet
02/08/2016
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Michael Kanan w. Neal Miner & Greg Ruggiero
07/23/2015
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Neal Miner and Mike Kanan Duo
06/05/2015
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Afternoon Jam Session
01/01/2015
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The Joel Press Quartet
10/04/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
09/05/2014
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The Michael Kanan Trio
07/12/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
07/05/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
06/21/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
03/22/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
03/14/2014
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The Michael Kanan Trio
02/23/2014
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The Ai Murakami Quartet
12/20/2013
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The Joel Press Quartet
10/26/2013
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The Joel Press Quartet
09/29/2013
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The Ai Murakami Trio
07/14/2013
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The Ai Murakami Trio
07/13/2013
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The Joel Press Group
05/26/2013
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The Yaala Ballin Duo
05/12/2013
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After-hours Jam Session
05/03/2013
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The Joel Press Quartet
04/21/2013
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Vocalist Marianne Solivan
11/04/2012
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Mike Kanan & Peter Bernstein
08/16/2012
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Michael Kanan / Peter Bernstein Duo
04/19/2012
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Vocalist Marianne Solivan
10/20/2011
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The Joel Press Duo
09/20/2011
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Vocalist Maria De Angelis
08/17/2011
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Mike Kanan & Pete Bernstein Duet
08/16/2011
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Marianne Solivan & Michael Kanan
05/13/2011
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The Michael Kanan Quartet
04/26/2011
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Vocalist Marianne Sollivan
03/31/2011
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Mike Kanan & Peter Bernstein
10/13/2010
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Mike Kanan Solo Piano
07/20/2010
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The Abigail Riccards Quartet
06/29/2010
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The Mike Kanan Quartet
05/04/2010
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Vocalist Maria De Angelis
12/21/2009
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The Neal Miner Trio & Special Guest Sasha Dobson
11/12/2009
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Mike Kanan Solo Piano
09/16/2009
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Vocalist Maria De Angelis
09/04/2009
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Tsutomu Nakai Quartet
08/18/2009
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After - hours Jam Session
08/17/2009
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The Michael Kanan Trio
07/01/2009
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After- hours Jam Session
05/25/2009
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The Neal Miner Trio
05/20/2009
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Mike Kanan Solo Piano
03/11/2009
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The Abigail Riccards Quartet
09/01/2008
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The Mike Kanan Trio
04/28/2008
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The Mike Kanan Trio
12/05/2007
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The Jane Monheit Group
10/22/2007
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The Mike Kanan Trio
10/11/2007
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Piano Soiree
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Michael Kanan hails from Boston, Massachusetts where he first began to play the piano by age 7. Improvising figured heavily in his early experiences at the keyboard, and by age 10 he was already beginning to learn about Jazz. His first instructor was pianist Harvey Diamond, who was a student of the the renowned innovator Lennie Tristano. During the years that Michael attended Boston college, he had the opportunity to perform with several Jazz greats including, Tal Farlow, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, and Alan Dawson. After graduating college and doing some freelance work around Boston, he moved to New York in 1991. He had a year of study with another Tristano student, the pianist Sal Mosca. He freelanced around New York, playing and recording with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, and Jorge Rossy, among others. He also developed a reputation as a vocal accompanist. In 1996, he joined the band of legendary singer Jimmy Scott with whom he worked for five years, touring the US, Europe, and Japan, and recording 4 CDs. In 2001, Michael moved on to his current position as accompanist and arranger for one of todays most celebrated vocalists, Jane Monheit. With Ms. Monheit's group, he has toured all over the world, recorded several CDs and DVDs, and made many TV appearances, including The David Letterman Show, and The Conan O'Brien Show. When not on the road with the Monheit band, Michael has also pursued a solo career, performing and recording with his own groups. He has made two trio recordings for Barcelona's Fresh Sound New Talent label: "Convergence" and "The Gentleman Is A Dope", both featuring bassist Ben Street, and drummer Tim Pleasant. He has also recorded a duet with longtime collaborator, alto saxophonist Nat Su, entitled "Dreams And Reflections".  Today, Michael lives in Brooklyn, and is a student of classical piano teacher Sophia Rosoff. weblinks: www.michaelkanan.com