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Ian Carroll


Hailing from New York City, drummer Ian Carroll has made his mark as a professional in genres across the board, displaying an unquestionable amount of flair, chops, groove, and creativity. Ian studied jazz drum set and the prestigious Purchase College Conservatory of Music, where he experienced the tutelage of drum legends Richie Morales, Kenny Washington, and John Riley. Immediately upon graduating, Ian landed a national touring gig with blues singer Nicole Hart, performing across the country and gracing huge stages at the Springing the Blues Festival, Riverhead Blues Festival, and Laconia Motorcycle Week. Additionally, he has performed with Dead Oceans recording artist Citay, George Lynch of Dokken, Sid McGinnis fo the David Letteerman Show, Erik Lawrence of the Levon Helm band, Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets, Junior Mack, Ralph Lalama of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Randy Johnston, just to name a few.

Ian maintains an active schedule in New York as a dance accompanist, as he is currently a faculty musician at NYU’s New Studio on Broadway and Purchase College. He can be heard on the critically acclaimed new album for Scott Barkan, ‘Flightless Bird’. He Can be seen and heard regularly in New York, gigging currently with soul singer Eric Hayes and jazz saxophonist Albert Rivera. Ian also occasionally performs abroad cruise ships from Holland America, as well as local musical theater productions in New York City and Westchester County.