mike casey

saxophonist, songwriter, teaching artist

Press

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(Aug 2018) New single Alone Together featured on Spotify's State of Jazz playlist, Soundcloud's top new music playlist (Fresh Pressed, alongside major artists Nicki Minaj, J Cole, LCD Soundsystem, Elvis, Diplo, Chromeo, etc) and more!

(JULY 2018) NEW SINGLE THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS FEATURED IN EVERNOTE ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTING UNORTHODOX SONGWRITING PROCESS, PROMOTED TO OVER 6 MILLION ON EVERNOTE'S SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL LIST! + PLAYLISTED BY SAAVN (INDIA), NAPSTER, JAY-Z'S TIDAL, QOBUZ (FRANCE), CLARO IMUSICA (BRAZIL) AND MORE!

(June 2018) New single Never Let Me Go chosen for editor's pick of the week playlist for Saavn (India), Spotify's State of Jazz (3 simultaneous singles on the playlist, rare for an indie artist), TIDAL's "Music for When You're Tired AF" and "Late Night Jazz", and more!

(5/21/18) Industry leading sample platform SPLICE releases their first ever saxophone artist sample pack with Mike! Covered by EDMProd // Rekkerd // Soundfly

(May 2018) Nextbop premieres new single Nature boy & Spotify adds Nature Boy to State of Jazz playlist!

(4/13/18) SPOTIFY ADDS SINGLE 'WEST END' TO OFFICIAL STATE OF JAZZ PLAYLIST, ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE GENRE'S BIGGEST NAMES!

(4/11/18) JAY-Z'S TIDAL LAUNCHES ONGOING 'RESIDENT PLAYLIST COLLABORATION' highlighting recent debut The Sound of Surprise & forthcoming sophomore album Stay Surprising, which were recorded live from the same show.

(4/10/18) DOWNBEAT PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE FROM STAY SURPRISING, 'WEST END'. SURPASSES 20,000 STREAMS IN FIRST WEEK!

(3/17/18) Litchfield Magazine highlights Litchfield Jazz Camp alumni's Mike Casey Trio recent success and upcoming Litchfield album release show)

(3/1/18) wxpn's the key highlights mike casey's philadelphia museum of art album release show

(1/25/18) CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE HONORS MIKE IN 2018 CLASS OF "40 UNDER 40"

(12/20/17) Spotify features mike as cover image for official 'state of jazz' playlist, reaching 150,000 subscribers!

(12/8/17) Alma mater university of hartford features mike casey on hartford.edu front page!

(11/1/17) MAJOR USA COFFEE BRAND PEET'S COFFEE FEATURES MIKE'S DEBUT 'THE SOUND OF SURPRISE' ON OFFICIAL IN-STORE STATION - BROADCASTING TO 250 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE!

Jay-z's tidal features exclusive playlist curated by mike, 'creative beatles covers'

(throughout 2017) HYDRAULICS, Norwegian wood, & Mack The Knife FEATURED ON SPOTIFY'S OFFICIAL 'STATE OF JAZZ' PLAYLIST, netting 400K+ COMBINED streams and counting!

MIKE CASEY NAMED ONE OF THREE WINNERS OF HARTFORD PRINTS! 'HARTFORD HANDSOME' 2017 STYLE CONTEST!

JAZZ legend SONNY ROLLINS HIGHLIGHTS JAZZ IN EUROPE VIDEO PREMIERE!

Live For Live Music (Premiere), NPR, jazz night in america and WBGO feature Dagobah music video release in celebration of Star Wars Day (May The 4th Be With You)

TAKE MAGAZINE, BRIC, Jazz in Europe (NL), & SOmewhere soul (UK) feature Norwegian Wood single / video release

CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, HARTFORD COURANT, CTNOW, and The Valley press FEATURE MIKE CASEY, DEBUT ALBUM, AND SOLD-OUT HARTFORD ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

FEATURE.FM'S ARTIST OF THE WEEK

EXERCISES IN MUSICAL SIMPLICITY PUBLISHED ON SOUNDFLY'S BLOG

Canada's Jazz da Gama reviews 'the sound of surprise' and says "Every performance engages the head, heart and feet."

Norway's Second Of Jazz reviews 'The Sound of Surprise'

'tips for teaching while releasing an album' published on music & arts' blog

Italy's Argonauta Magazine reviews 'The Sound of Surprise'

LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC.COM: "MIKE CASEY ROARS ON EXCITING LIVE RELEASE 'THE SOUND OF SURPRISE'

The Jazz Weekly Reviews 'The Sound of Surprise'

JAY Z'S TIDAL FEATURES MIKE CASEY IN TIDAL RISING EDITORIAL + MIKE CURATES EXCLUSIVE 30 UNDER 30 PLAYLIST, HIGHLIGHTING PEERS IN MODERN JAZZ

The Acquarian Weekly reviews 'The Sound of Surprise'

THE JAZZ PAGE: "Casey is a really impressive up and coming talent with a fantastic tone worth hearing."

THE SOCIAL NY HIGHLIGHTS MIKE CASEY FOR MUSIC MONDAY

SOLD OUT ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT THE SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB HIGHLIGHTED BY THE NEW HAVEN REGISTER, THE DAY (HERE AND HERE), AND STEP TEMPEST!

“Enjoyable from first to last note, this group certainly takes the chordless saxophone trio format to a new level.” — Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe

LEADING MUSIC INDUSTRY BLOGS HYPEBOT, CDBABY DIY, PLEDGEMUSIC, DOZMIA, AND JAZZFUEL HIGHLIGHT ALBUM CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS - 111% IN UNDER 30 DAYS!

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