Two years of classical trumpet studies at the University of Nevada in
Reno gave Ian Carey the opportunity to play with
visiting artists Eddie
Daniels and Ernie Watts. Transferring to the jazz program at 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 had opportunities to perform 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's Crushing Spiral Ensemble, 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 three CDs with his group,
"Contextualizin'", and "Roads & Codes", each moving further
away from hard bop head-solo-head conventions, and into longer forms
tailored to the soloists.
In 2013 Carey received a grant from the San Francisco Friends of
Chamber Music to compose a new four-movement suite, titled "Interview
Music," for his Quintet + 1 which was premiered at the California Jazz
Conservatory in Berkeley. The suite was recorded in at the legendary
Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, and was released in April 2016.
He appeared here previously with the Ian Carey Quintet + 1.
Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown
formed the Sheldon Brown Group in 1993, and in 1996 he released the
jazz/fusion CD "Shifting Currents". He is also featured on Omar Sosa's
CDs "Prietos", "Bembon", "Spirit of the Roots" and "Free Roots" and on
Ian Dogole's CDs "Ionospheres" and "Night Harvest".
As a composer/member with the Club Foot Orchestra he has performed at
The Knitting Factory, Lincoln Center, and the Smithsonian Institution.
He performed with Anthony Braxton at the 1986 San Francisco Jazz
Festival. He has appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Moers Jazz
Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Jazz d'Or, Toronto Jazz Festival and
the Spoleto Festival.
He currently teaches composition at the Jazzschool in Berkeley,
Sheldon appeared here previously with Hemispheres, Mandala, Clarinet
Thing, Ratzo Harris, Michael Wilcox, Ian Carey, the Sheldon Brown
Quintet, and the
Sheldon Brown Group.
Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco based
saxophonist, composer & educator. She earned her BA in Jazz
Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2001. Since relocating to
the San Francisco Bay Area, Knudsen has been commissioned by the
Jazzschool's Emerging Artist Series, Intersection For The Arts, and the
De Young Museum.
She leads her own trio and sextet, and co-leads The Schimscheimer
Family Trio with Jon Arkin and Michael Coleman,
as well as The Holly Martins with Lorin Benedict and Eric Vogler.
Knudsen can be heard with Evan Francis, Ben Goldberg, Fred Frith, Eric
Garland, Henry Hung, The Montclair Women's Big Band, Graham Connah,
Adam Shulman, Nathan Clevenger, Aaron Novik, Michael Coleman, the Bay
Area Composer's Collective Orchestra, Jarrett Cherner, Q Morrow, Rob
Ewing, Marcus Shelby, Realistic Orchestra, Scott Amendola, and Rova
Adam performs with Bay Area musicians such as Marcus Shelby, Anton
Schwartz, John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight,
Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, Faye Carrol,
Ian Cary, and Mike Zilber.
Adam has played as a sideman with internationally renowned artists
Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Luciana Souza, Paula
West, Bobby Hutcherson and the Glen Miller Orchestra.
Adam appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Faye Carol and
Marcus Shelby, Dayna Stephens, Harvey Wainapel,
Ian Carey, Patrick Wolff, Ratzo Harris, and the Adam Shulman Sextet.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, bassist Fred Randolph
started taking ukulele lessons as a young child. At age 11, inspired by
Jimi Hendrix, he switched to the
guitar. After listening to Howard Roberts and Jimmy Smith in high
school, he became fascinated with the unique harmonies of jazz, and his
musical direction was forever altered. He began to seriously study and
play jazz, first on the guitar, and later, on the saxophone and trumpet
during his college years at UC Berkeley.
His instrumental epiphany occurred, however, when he was working on his
Masterís Degree in Composition at CSU Hayward, he fell under
the spell of the bass, captivated by its endless possibilities and
sounds. The acoustic and electric basses are now his primary
instruments. He has since studied bass with Carl Stanley, Brian Marcus,
Alex Glickman, Frank Tusa, Kai Eckhardt, and Timothy Spears.
He has performed with the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Collective
West Jazz Orchestra, Sandy Cressman, Michael Smolens, Bobbe Norris and
Larry Dunlap, Kenny Washington, Marcos Silva, and Frank Martin.
His third CD as a leader, "Song Without Singing", was released in 2015.
Fred appeared here previously with David Widelock, Ian Carey, and
Originally from the Boston area, drummer Jon Arkin
attended the University of Miami School of Music. After earning his
degree in 1998, he relocated to the Bay Area.
He has performed and/or recorded with Wil Blades,
and Mike Zilber.
Notable venues & festivals include
Great American Music Hall (SF),
Yoshi's (Oakland & SF),
Jazz at Pearl's (SF),
Knitting Factory (NY),
Madison Square Garden (NY),
Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada),
Healdsburg Jazz Festival (CA),
High Sierra Music Festival (CA), IAJE Convention (NY).
Jon appeared here previously with Scott Hill, Ian Carey, and Adam