Bryan Bowman Quintet
Photo by Ravi Abcarian.
Drummer and composer Bryan Bowman has
performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Paul McCandless,
Donald “Duck” Bailey, Ratzo Harris, Matt Clark, Art Hirahara, Mark
Levine, Larry Vuckovich,
Noel Jewkes, Sam Bevan, Peter Horvath, Keith Saunders,
Peter Barshay, John Wiitala, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers,
Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Grant
Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Scott Foster, Fred Randolph,
Michael Wilcox, Adam Shulman,
John Wiitala, Hafez Modirzadeh, Dean Reilly, Masaru Koga, Harvey
Wainapel, Steve Heckman, Mike Abraham,
Dave Creamer, and John Shifflet.
Bryan studied music at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long
Beach, CSU Chico, and the Ali Akbar College of Music.
His CD "Like Minds", featuring this ensemble, was released in 2015.
He appeared here previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael Wilcox,
Mandala, Homespun Trio, Noel Jewkes, Charlie McCarthy, and Harvey
Tenor saxophonist Bob Kenmotsu was born in
Stockton, CA, and graduated
from San Jose State University.
While in New York, Bob was a member of the Jack McDuff organ combo, and
the Ruth Brown Band. He recorded ‘The Spark’, with Billy Hart and Ira
Coleman, and ‘Bronx Tale’, with Pat Martino and Jack McDuff. Bob also
played on Pat Martino’s ‘Nightwings’, with Bill Stewart and Marc
In 1994, Bob went to Japan on a Japan/US Fellowship cultural exchange
grant, and lived there until 1997. While there, he played many clubs,
concerts, festivals, and toured the country several times.
In 1997, Bob returned to the US, this time to the San Francisco Bay
Area. He recorded ‘Looking at Air’, with Bill Stewart, Essiet Okun
Essiet and Joel Weiskopf.
His latest recording, ‘I'm in Love with You’ features David Hazeltine,
David Wong, and Billy Drummond.
Classical trumpet studies at the University of Nevada in
Reno gave Ian Carey the opportunity to play with
Daniels and Ernie Watts. Transferring to The New
School, he studied
with Cecil Bridgewater, Charles
Tolliver, Laurie Frink, John McNeil, Bill
Kirchner, Maria Schneider, Joanne
Brackeen, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Harper, and Reggie Workman.
next seven years in NYC he performed with Ravi
Coltrane, Ted Curson, Eddie Bert, Gregoire Maret, Loren Schoenberg,
Rory Stuart, Marion Brown, and Ali Jackson.
Relocating to the Bay Area, Carey performed with the Electric
Orchestra, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, 8 Legged Monster, Realistic
Orchestra, Matt Small, Rob Reich, Fred
Randolph, Nathan Clevenger, Adam Shulman, Ed Reed, Ben Stolorow, Don
Alberts, B.J. Papa, Dayna Stephens, Noel Jewkes, Bob Kenmotsu, Matt
Clark, Doug Miller, and Bryan Bowman.
Since 2005, Ian has released four CDs featuring his compositions. The
He appeared here previously with the Ian Carey Quintet + 1.
Guitarist Luke Westbrook currently divides his time
between Northern California and New York City.
Early exposure to jazz through educational programs (b.1979 San
CA)allowed him to participate in the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the
Grammy in the
Schools programs as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In pursuit
of his musical vision, he has also studied privately with William A.
Mathieu, Dušan Bogdanovic,and Kevin R. Gallagher.
He recorded and performed with drum legend Donald “Duck”
He also curated and participated in the “Listening Hut”, a
weekly creative music series in San Francisco that featured artists
such as Matthew Goodheart, Gino Robair, Phillip Greenlief, Damon Smith,
Sheldon Brown and Jon Raskin.
He has also scored a
series of short videos for the Wall Street Journal.
He appeared here previously with the Jazz Guitar Summit.
Bassist Eric Vogler
studied as a youth with Los Angeles guitarists Pete Snell and G. G.
Bobues, and at UC Berkeley with Bevan Manson and Steve Coleman.
Eric performs regularly in the Bay Area on both bass and guitar.
Notable collaborators include Howard Wiley, Mitch Marcus, Vidya,
Ambrose Akinmusire, Joshi Marshall, Sam Ospovat, Bryan
Taylor, Lorin Benedict, and Kasey
Current projects that perform Eric's music are Bleeding Vector, The
Holly Martins, and Blenderhead.