Born: August 12, 1981
Ian Young was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in Berkeley, CA, Boston, MA, and New York City. In his formative years, he studied with Joe Viola, George Coleman and Lenny Pickett. Upon graduating from Friends Seminary High School, he accepted a scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio, where he studied with Donald Walden, Robin Eubanks and Paul Cohen. While attending Oberlin, he played throughout Cleveland at such venues as Severence Hall and the Bop Stop. After Oberlin, Ian returned to New York and has performed as a leader and a sideman at the Blue Note, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Sweet Rhythm, the Lenox Lounge, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, et al...