Mike Casey

About

A Connecticut native, this saxophonist-composer has been immersed in the challenge of the saxophone-bass-drums trio format which he formed while studying at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. Shortly before graduating in 2015, he was selected for the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency (led by Jason Moran) at the Kennedy Center. Months later, he began playing with Marc Cary's Harlem Sessions collective. His next adventure took him overseas for a yearlong master's abroad in Contemporary Performance/Music Production at Berklee's Valencia program in Spain. Casey has gone on to perform at prestigious venues stateside & internationally leading his own band, such as Jamboree, Jimmy Glass, Le Jam, Auditori Nacional, Future Music Forum, BRIC Jazz Fest, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Kennedy Center. This October 2020, he releases his debut studio album Law of Attraction, with Benito Gonzalez joining his trio on 3 tracks.