‘Interview Music’ Coming April 2016!

Hi folks, I’m very excited to announce the release of the new album by my Quintet+1, Interview Music, this April. The centerpiece of the record is the 55-minute, four-movement title suite. The video below will tell you more about the album, the piece, and the outstanding band:

The album was made possible by the support of the generous donors to our crowdfunding campaign, to whom I am extremely grateful! Thanks also to San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and the California Jazz Conservatory for their early support for the composition and premiere of this piece. (You can read an extended article about the album here. )

We’ll be doing two performances in the Bay Area to celebrate the album’s release–the official CD release show at Oakland’s great downtown venue The Sound Room on April 9th, and an intimate afternoon performance at Chez Hanny in San Francisco on April 24th. I hope you’re able to make it to one or both!

‘DUOCRACY’ at Bird & Beckett, 10/5

Hi folks, I wanted to let you know about an exciting show coming up this Sunday at one of my favorite venues. Duocracy, a duo project with my friend the great pianist Ben Stolorow, with whom I recorded an album of the same name (“a lively trip down a straightahead path, deriving a refreshing joy from the familiar sights” —DownBeat) will be doing an intimate show this Sunday afternoon at Bird & Beckett, a long-time institution in San Francisco’s almost unbearably cute Glen Park neighborhood.

Duocracy focuses on classic tunes from the rare to the familiar, ranging from Gershwin and Gordon Jenkins to Thelonious Monk and Henry Mancini, plus occasional original tunes by Ben and myself. But within that repertoire, we aim for interplay, unpredictability, and surprise. (You can see us performing an old favorite below.)

So please come on by if you’re in the neighborhood (and pick up some books and records to support this great independent local business while you’re at it)!

WHAT: Duocracy (Ian Carey, trumpet & Ben Stolorow, piano)
WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 4:30-6:30p
WHERE: Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco
HOW MUCH: $10 (suggested donation)