BAM Affiliation Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane recently made his major label debut with The Ambassador (Sony Music Masterworks), for which he turns his gaze toward his birthplace of Los Angeles. The album follows Where are the Arms (2011), which was hailed by The New York Times for its “extravagant poise and emotional intelligence.” He has performed or recorded with range of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, Jeremy Denk, and John Adams.
Kahane is also a composer of concert works and has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured his WPA-inspired Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States in 2013. Equally in demand as a theater composer, Kahane debuted his musical February House, with playwright Seth Bockley, in 2012 at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven and at the Public Theater in New York City. Kahane is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.