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Ian Carey Quintet+1: Fire In My Head (the Anxiety Suite)—East Bay Premiere

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The Ian Carey Quintet+1 (with Adam Shulman, piano; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Sheldon Brown, woodwinds; Fred Randolph, bass; Jon Arkin, drums; and Ian Carey on trumpet) has been performing its blend of original creative jazz across the Bay Area for over a decade at venues including The Sound Room, California Jazz Conservatory, SFJAZZ's Joe Henderson Lab, the Presidio Sessions, and InterMusicSF's SFMusic Day festival.

The group has released four albums: 2006's Sink/Swim ("An exciting set of music with a heavy-hitting lineup of musicians" — Greg Bridges, KCSM Jazz 91), 2010's Contextualizin' ("I can’t stop playing this CD” — Marc Myers,, 2013's Roads & Codes, which received 4½ stars from DownBeat Magazine and was featured on many critics’ “Best of 2013” lists, and 2016's Interview Music, featuring the 55-minute title suite composed by Carey and commissioned by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

For this performance, the group will be performing Carey's brand new 5-part composition “Fire In My Head (the Anxiety Suite)”, which was commissioned by Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program and deals with the subject of anxiety (on both a personal level and as a community), as well as material from their acclaimed albums.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!


Earlier Event: December 8
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Later Event: December 9
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