Guitar - Ian Robbins
Ian Robbins BioIan Robbins graduated from USC with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Studio/Jazz performance. He has had airplay on KJAZ 88.1FM and other national jazz stations as a member of the Bruce Escovitz Jazz Orchestra (BEJO). He recorded on BEJO’s 2008 Album Invitation. Invitation spent several weeks in the top half of the Billboard Jazz charts. Ian has also performed/recorded with Barry Manilow, Bonnie Raitt, Wynton Marsalis, Peter Erskine, Toni Tennille, Louis Bellson, Stu Hamm, Kurt Elling, Ernie Watts, Marilyn McCoo, Alan Chang, Scott Henderson, and many others. Ian has also done session work for Grammy winning producer Bobby Watson and for Nickelodeon Studios. Recently Ian recorded for the JGAH project in Korea (arranged by Rachel Yoon), a Korean traditional music group that will perform live over 200 times along to Ian’s prerecorded fusion guitar tracks.
Ian is currently on the faculty at Musician’s Institute where he leads the KPOP LPW. As part of the Bachelor Degree Program he teaches Guitar Technique, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar Reading, Bachelor Ensemble, Performance Classes in Punk, Blues Rock and Fusion (the latter with co/teacher Russell Ferrante), Ear Training, Private Lessons and Open Counseling. He has also performed administrative scheduling duties.
Ian is a member of Hip Hop/Electronica group Dancing Mischief, which has received airplay on KCRW FM.
Ian Robbins is also the lead guitarist/singer/songwriter of original punk rock band Get Out™. Get Out™ has released 6 albums, which have sold on 6 continents and performed hundreds of shows. Get Out™’s YouTube channel currently has 37, 876 views (none of which were purchased). They have been endorsed by energy drink company Nitro 2 Go and have gotten airplay on various local stations. The band has performed on LA18 television and has shared the stage with such national acts as Voodoo Glow Skulls, Streetlight Manifesto, MXPX, and Suburban Legends. In January 2015, Get Out™ released Epilogue with the help of drummer Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert, Shakira). Epilogue is a 19 minute progressive punk rock epic currently being sold on iTunes and other online distributors.
Ian’s most recent projects include his own Blues Rock Trio “The Total Bluesers” of which he is the singer and guitarist. The Bluesers latest performance was at the newly renovated 1,000 seat Palace theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Ian also plays guitar for Korean Grammy winning artist Ann One. Last month Ann One performed on LA18’s Halo Halo and was featured on the pilot episode of the Asian American web series Sessions at Studio 5A.