Drummer Vinnie Rodriguez invites trumpeter Ian Carey, pianist Adam Shulman and bassist Noah Schenker to the Bird & Beckett stage to spotlight a number of Ian’s own compositions as well as a select number of jazz standards.
Ian has just released his latest album, “Interview Music,” under the group name of the Ian Carey Quintet + 1, with Adam on piano and other exemplary Bay Area jazz talents. Â He brought the group into the Oakland’s Sound Room for the album’s debut just last week and will present the band and the album again on Sunday the 24th at San Francisco’s Chez Hanny. It’s a stupendous piece of work, and you’d be well advised to see if it’s still possible to get over to Frank Hanny’s place to hear the group Sunday. In any case, you’ll be missing a bet if you neglect to buy a copy of the cd at Bird & Beckett Saturday night.
Read about the albumÂ and Ian’s other projectsÂ at this link.
To see about attending the Chez Hanny concert, visit this link.
Tonight at Bird & Beckett, we’ll have a chance to hear Ian reconfigure some of that album’s material for this quartet as well as other compositions from what has clearly become an exciting body of work. Many thanks to Vinnie for making Ian the centerpiece of his “jazz club!” date this time around!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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