Oct 5th, 2018 - Haley show at The Hotel Cafe (Hollywood)
10-02-2018, 01:07 PM,
RE: Oct 5th, 2018 - Haley show at The Hotel Cafe (Hollywood)
This show is fast approaching. Looks like she will be assisted by a very busy keyboardist who just performed with Bruce Springsteen in Asbury Park, NJ.

Quote:Carey Frank
2 hrs ·
I'm back LA! And tons of fun shows this week.

Wednesday - The Hi Hat with Karmic
Thursday - Zona Rosa Caffe with Ben Jiggles
Friday - The Hotel Cafe with Haley Reinhart THEN Michelle Vezilj
Saturday - Spaghettini with The Official INCENDIO band page
Sunday - Moroccan Lounge with The White Blinds opening for Matador! Soul Sounds at Moroccan Lounge

FB bio:

Piano Instructor at LACM: Los Angeles College of Music
Piano Instructor at Musicians Institute
pianist/keyboardist at Freelance Musician
Studied at University of Southern California
Studied BM in Jazz Studies at University of Central Florida

2017 article:

Quote:Carey Frank studied organ with Dr. Lonnie Smith, drags his Hammond B3 and Leslie 122 around Los Angeles in a minivan, and recently learned 60 songs in four days to join the Tedeschi Trucks Band on tour as their fill-in keyboardist. For these reasons and more, he's our TALENT SCOUT Artist of the Week.

MUSICAL TRAINING: I come from a musical family - both of my grandparents were musicians and my uncle is also a musician. I started taking piano lessons when I was four years old, part of a “Mommy and Me” type of class. I remember that every week our teacher would give a prize to the kid that logged the most practice hours and I always won the prize. My junior high/high school were very small (I think I graduated with 43 kids in my class), so the band consisted of keyboards, guitar, drums, and a singer/saxophone player. I had the best music teacher, Zohar Shahar. He saw my potential and really gave me the direction I needed. He taught me all of the Beatles’ tunes, current and old pop songs, jazz standards, as well as other useful gigging tips. Since there was no bassist, he had me play left hand bass and told me that’s what an organ player does, so I listened to every album I could find with Hammond organ and fell in love. I found a music store with a Hammond B3 and set up shop there every day after school. I can’t forget to mention that my dad is a chiropractor and his patient, Dr. Lonnie Smith, was kind enough to show me some Hammond organ tricks now and then and quickly became a close mentor. I did my undergraduate studies in Orlando at the University of Central Florida. I studied with Per Danielsson and then received my Masters at University of Southern California, studying with Alan Pasqua, Russ Ferrante, and Otmaro Ruiz.

MY BIG BREAK: Moving to Los Angeles and purchasing a Hammond B3/Leslie and a minivan! At the time, aside from my good buddy Ty Bailie, no one else was dragging around a Hammond organ. Literally the day after I bought my first B3, my whole week got booked up with gigs and it’s been that way ever since. A few months after that, I was introduced to and started touring with the singer Lucy Woodward (Rod Stewart/Snarky Puppy). Almost a year after that, I got a call out of the blue to sub in the Tedeschi Trucks Band for Kofi Burbridge as he recovered from emergency heart surgery. I had four days to learn all 60 of their songs for the 2017 Wheels of Soul Summer tour. I’m currently finishing up my third tour with them in NYC, and I’m very happy to report that Kofi is healing tremendously and will be back on the road very soon!

FAVORITE KEYBOARDS AND WHY? The Hammond B3 organ (with a Leslie 122 speaker)! You can get so many more sounds from a Hammond organ than most people think. The right player can make it sound like a full big band blasting a loud shout chorus, and then quickly play it at a beautiful whisper. I don’t think any keyboard has really figured out how to emulate it, partly because there are so many factors that change each Hammond’s sound such as dirt in the keys, a building’s voltage level, how the room is working with the Leslie cabinet, etc. I also really enjoy playing the Nord Stages and Electros. I have the Stage 2 with 88 keys and the Electro 5 with 73 keys. I love the versatility and the ability to quickly run to a gig with a backpack case, plug in a few cables and turn on a keyboard with a lot of easily editable, great sounds.


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RE: Oct 5th, 2018 - Haley show at The Hotel Cafe (Hollywood) - by Miguel - 10-02-2018, 01:07 PM

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