Ian 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, which spent several weeks in the top half of the Billboard Jazz charts. Ian recently recorded Guitar, Ukulele and Mandolin tracks for a song used for a promotional video for the NBC TV Show This Is Us. Lately Ian has performed with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 6, and has previously performed/recorded with Barry Manilow, Bonnie Raitt, Wynton Marsalis, Peter Erskine, Toni Tennille, Louis Bellson, Ndugu Chancellor, 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.
Ian is a member of Hip Hop/Electronica group Dancing Mischief, which has received airplay on KCRW FM. He 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 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, a 19 minute progressive punk rock epic, with the help of drummer Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert, Shakira).
Ian is currently on the faculty at Musician’s Institute. As part of the Bachelor Degree Program he teaches Guitar Technique, Guitar Reading, Bachelor Ensemble, Performance Classes in Punk, Blues Rock and Fusion (the latter with former co/teacher Russell Ferrante), Ear Training, Private Lessons and Open Counseling. He also teaches the KPOP, Zawinul and Coffee House International LPWs.