I wanted to let you know about three shows I have coming up this week (all as a sideman for a change!) as well as a very gratifying radio appearance.
First, I’ll be playing with the phenomenal pianist & composer Satoko Fujii and her 12-piece Orchestra Oakland this Wednesday at Duende. Fujii has had an illustrious career performing with luminaries including Paul Bley, Mark Dresser, and Myra Melford. The band will also include a who’s-who of local creative musicians including Aaron Bennett, Larry Ochs, Jordan Glenn, Jon Raskin, and many others. This will be my first time playing Duende (I’ve seen some great shows there) and I’m looking forward to it.
Next up is a rare band-only appearance by The Circus Bella All-Star Band–we spend all summer backing up the circus troupe but it’ll be nice to have a chance to just rock out on Rob Reich’s great original compositions. With Reich, accordion & guitar, Ralph Carney, reeds & toys, Greg Stephens, trombone, Michael Pinkham, drums, & me. Also appearing will be Beat Circus (from Boston) & dancer Rose Harden.
WHAT: Beat Circus / Circus Bella All-Star Band / Rose Harden
WHEN: Thurs., June 19, 8:30p
WHERE: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., San Francisco
HOW MUCH: $7-10
Saturday, I’ll be joining pianist Betty Shaw, drummer Ron Marabuto and bassist Adam Gay for some midday jazz & pizza at the Cheese Board in Berkeley.
WHAT: Betty Shaw Quartet
WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 11:45a-2:45p
WHERE: The Cheese Board, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
HOW MUCH: Free!
Finally, I’m very flattered that composer, saxophonist, author and historian extraordinaire Bill Kirchner has decided to devote an episode of his great radio show “Jazz from the Archives” to my music. His description: “Carey (b. 1974) is a San Francisco-based trumpeter/composer/arranger of uncommon resourcefulness. His writing for two-horn quintet and three-horn sextet is much more than the theme/solos/theme format usually heard from those instrumentations. We’ll hear selections from three CDs by Carey and other longtime Bay Area colleagues.” The show is broadcast on WBGO on the East Coast, but you can tune in online at WBGO.org.
WHAT: Jazz from the Archives: Ian Carey: Contextualizin’
WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 8pm (Pacific)