Originally from South Florida, Carey Frank is now living in Los Angeles, CA. He is fortunate to be an active musician, working as a soloist and with various other musicians, genres, and groups. He has worked with the likes of Marty Morell (drummer with Bill Evans), Ndugu Chancler (drummer with Michael Jackson and Weather Report), Marshall Tucker Band, Eric Marienthal, Jane Monheit, Munyungo Jackson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lenny Picket (SNL Music Director), T Lavitz (keyboardist from Dixie Dregs and Jefferson Starship), Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Josh Smith, Drake Bell, and Bob Mintzer. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Carey had a residency with Cirque de Soleil and Walt Disney World. He also had the opportunity to travel to Nepal to teach and perform at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory and traveled to New Dehli, India the following year to teach music clinics and perform.
Carey received his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of Central Florida and later received his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California, studying with Russell Ferrente (Yellowjackets), Alan Pasqua, and Peter Erskine. While completing the final semester of his Masters, Carey released his self-produced debut album, "Keep Smiling", a #1 best seller on Amazon Music in Cool Jazz.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Jamey Tate has become one of the most sought after musicians on the national touring and studio scenes. He has performed and/or recorded with a widely diverse list of some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Grammy nominees/winners David Benoit, Al Jarreau, Christopher Cross, Quincy Jones, Melissa Manchester, Kurt Elling, Bonnie Raitt, and the New York Voices; Billboard chart toppers Paul Anka, Mindi Abair, Renee Olstead, David Pack, and Russ Freeman; as well as stars from many other genres like American Idol's Justin Guarini, the Ahn Trio, the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Ron King Big Band, Russell Ferrante, Sandro Albert, Brian Simpson, Peter White, and Jeff Kashiwa. Jamey maintains a busy studio career in Los Angeles, working with composers and producers including Matthew Kajcienski, Patrick Williams, Daniel Lanois, Chris Walden, Bear McCreary, David Sheppard, Mathew Hager, and David Schwartz, to name a few. He has performed on numerous major motion picture soundtracks, television shows and commercials including Jersey Boys, Empire, Longmire and Heartbreakers.
Jamey has written and produced music for television commercials and shows including ABC’s Oscars Red Carpet, McDonalds, ESPN College Football, AT&T and many more. He also keeps busy as a record producer, working on albums for artists like Justin Ray, Courtney Fortune, and The Edge Effect.
Currently, Jamey keeps a busy schedule that includes touring, studio work, production and composition. He is the musical director for the Music Center Spotlight Awards at Disney Hall in Los Angeles and for former Broadway star Lou Giovannetti’s big band. As an artist/clinician for Sakae Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads, Jamey also conducts master classes and private instruction across the country and abroad.