Kevin Chokan – Making it as a Recording and Touring Guitarist
Moving to Los Angeles in 1983, Kevin first met with Keyboadist/Producer George Duke on a demo session, which led to 10 years of collaborating and session work under the guise of George for many projects including playing on records for George Duke, George Howard, Howard Hewitt, Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Stanley Clarke, Al Jarreau, Dale Bozio, Stephanie Mills, Japanese singer Hideke Seijo, Irene Cara, TV themes and commercials to name a few…
Also stemming from this was a 30 year touring span as a guitarist with artists as Chaka Khan, George Duke, George Howard, Philip Bailey, Diana Ross, Freddie Jackson, Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewitt, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, and Jeffrey Osborne.
45 years of experience as a professional guitarist for recording sessions and touring. Toured worldwide with Diana Ross for 25 years as guitarist and Musical Director. Currently touring and recording with Jeffrey Osborne. Also a BMI songwriter and producer/engineer in a self owned professional recording studio, as well as a long time writer for Los Angeles based music library LAPM, Los Angeles Post Music. TV shows and networks include HGTV, The Food Network, numerous appearances on David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Also HBO, Top Of The Pops (UK), Soul Train, Martha Stewart, and Inside The Actors Studio with James Lipton.