Gabriel Kahane (born 1981 in Venice Beach, California) is an American composer and singer-songwriter living in New York City. He is best known for his 2006 piece Craigslistlieder.
Kahane currently lives in Brooklyn and performs his original songs in venues across the United States. He has also recently finished the Public Theater’s commissioned musical, February House. Kahane can be followed on Twitter and tumblr.
Gabriel Kahane’s style is eclectic, most often mixing his classical background with modern folk-pop influences. He is often compared to Sufjan Stevens and Rufus Wainwright, and has in fact collaborated with both of these artists.
Kahane’s most well-known work, Craigslistlieder, was re-released by indie record label Family Records in 2008, and sets actual Craigslist ads to a musical cycle. Other artists have covered this voice-and-piano piece.
In the Spring of 2010, Gabriel Kahane performed as part of the American Songbook at Lincoln Center, garnering praise from the New York Times  During the 2010-11 season, he performed with cellist Alisa Weilerstein in a duo recital featuring music composed by Kahane.
In September 2011, Kahane released his second singer-songwriter album, Where Are The Arms, on 2nd Story Sound Records.
Kahane has worked with New York City theater company Les Freres Corbusier as musical director (works include A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant and the LA production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Kahane has been commissioned by the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia and the Public Theater in New York City.
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- Kahane's official website, at which his songs can be found.
- IMG Artist Profile
- Brooklyn Vegan Review
- Blog Profile on Gabriel Kahane
- Kahane's publisher, at which his music can be purchased or rented.