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Ian Carey's Takoyaki 3
May 30, 2013
Yoshi's Local Talent Series: FREE live music in The Lounge 6:30 to 10:00pm!
TAKOYAKI 3 is a streamlined, street-food-style version of trumpeter Ian Carey’s successful quintet, featuring longtime collaborators Adam Shulman (of the Marcus Shelby Orchestra) on Hammond B3 organ and Jon Arkin on drums. The recipe begins with a delicious batter of the jazz tradition, adds meaty chunks of original composition and improvisation, cooks ‘til golden brown, and tops with a generous handful of swing (and mayonnaise). The group has been heard around the Bay Area at venues including Yoshi’s Lounge, The Actual Café, and the Garden Gate Creativity Center.
Ian Carey (trumpet, leader) was born in Binghamton, New York, where, at the age of six, he was introduced to jazz music by a performance by the legendary Slam Stewart at his elementary school. Twenty-some years later, he’s still knee-deep in it. After studying classical trumpet at the University of Nevada (where he performed with the Reno Philharmonic), Ian headed to New York, where he studied with jazz luminaries including Cecil Bridgewater, Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Maria Schneider, and Billy Harper. He also performed with the likes of Eddie Bert, Rory Stuart, and Ravi Coltrane, and at venues including the Blue Note and Smalls. He led his own Brooklyn-based quartet for several years before his move to San Francisco in 2001. He has since been busy in the Bay Area jazz scene, appearing with groups including the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, The Realistic Orchestra, the Circus Bella All-Star Band, and 8 Legged Monster. In 2003, he began gigging with the talented musicians who were tobecome the Ian Carey Quintet, and the group has solidified its improvisational chemistry in the years since. The group’s first CD, SINK/SWIM (2006) generated significant critical buzz (“An exciting set of music with a heavy-hitting lineup of musicians” –Greg Bridges, KCSM), and their follow-up, Contextualizin’ (2010), spent five weeks on the JazzWeek national Top 50 and appeared on several critical Top 10 lists for 2010. His new album, Roads & Codes (“Solid, artful, and smartly paced” –Jazzwax.com), was released in February 2013. Ian is also an avid writer, and blogs regularly on music at his website, iancareyjazz.com.
Adam Shulman (organ) has been a staple of the San Francisco jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he studied with the great pianist Smith Dobson and the trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the tutelage of the Russian pianist Maria Ezerova. Currently, Adam plays regularly with Marcus Shelby and Anton Schwartz, and can be seen as a sideman with countless Bay Area musicians and vocalists including John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight, Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, Faye Carrol, and Mike Zilber. Adam has played with internationally renowned artists Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Mark Murphy, Alan Harris, Luciana Souza, Paula West, Ratzo Harris, Larry Coryell, Bobby Hutcherson and with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Visit him on the web at adamshulman.com.
Originally from the Boston area, Jon Arkin (drums) began his studies of music and percussion at an early age. His experiences playing in local ensembles led to his attending the University of Miami School of Music, where he studied drumset performance and composition, and won several awards for his participation in the school's top jazz combos.
After earning his degree in 1998, he relocated to the Bay Area. In addition to leading his own groups, he has been busy as a freelance musician with many notable artists, including Albino!, Spencer Day, Taylor Eigsti, Gene Perla, Julian Lage, and Vince Wallace. Visit him on the web at jonarkin.net.