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Ian Carey

Ian Carey is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader and instructor, who “asks deep musical questions and comes up with compelling answers” (Bill Kirchner, editor, The Oxford Companion to Jazz). Born in 1974 in Binghamton, New York, Carey grew up in a house suffused with music and art. Ian’s first musical outlet was singing in a church choir, where his exposure to a brass quintet turned his eye to the trumpet. He started on cornet and French horn in elementary school, but switched back to trumpet for good in high school after his family relocated to Folsom, California (site of a now-famous high school jazz program)

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”I dig Ian Carey. He's a trumpeter with a clean, clear sound who understands that there are listeners at the other end of recordings. On his new album, you hear Ian's tender sound on the horn and his passion for harmony. Deep down, Ian's a romantic traditionalist, and his reverence for velvet simplicity and heart-touching tones is evident. When the music on this album hits your ear, you want to hear more. It's a strange sensation. All of the songs on the CD except one (Just Friends) were composed by Ian, and all clearly were carefully thought through to maximize warmth and gentle urgency

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

Richmond, CA

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

Ian Carey has been a private music instructor for over twenty years, and has been a visiting instructor at Stanford University and The Jazzschool at California Jazz Conservatory. He is currently accepting students of all ages and levels for lessons in the following areas: TRUMPET, including jazz or classical focus. Ian's background includes studies with noted trumpet performers and educators including Vincent Penzarella (of the New York Philharmonic), the late Laurie Frink (New York trumpet guru and student of the legendary Carmine Caruso), John McNeil (author of The Art of Jazz Trumpet andFlexus), Jay Rizzetto (of the San Francisco Ballet and Opera), Larry Engstrom (of the Reno Philharmonic) as well as noted jazz performers Cecil Bridgewater (of the Max Roach Quintet, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie), Tom Peron (Jessica Williams, Peron/Spangler Quintet), and Charles Tolliver (Jackie McLean, McCoy Tyner). IMPROVISATION & HARMONY

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Albums

Interview Music: A Suite For Quintet+1
Interview Music: A...
Kabocha Records
2016
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Duocracy
Duocracy
Kabocha Records
2014
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Roads & Codes
Roads & Codes
Kabocha Records
2013
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Contextualizin'
Contextualizin'
Kabocha Records
2010
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