mike casey

saxophonist, songwriter, teaching artist

THE MIKE CASEY TRIO

The Mike Casey Trio is a unique jazz group not only in their musical approach and style, but in instrumentation as well. The band features saxophone, acoustic bass, and drums. The absence of guitar or piano, which is typically found in a jazz group, gives the band a very distinctive sound. A typical set features original music with some jazz classics/standards thrown into the mix (re-arranged in their own signature style, of course). The unique combination of the musicians, the instrumentation, the songs, and artistic vision give the group a vibe that is at once earthy and accessible, yet mature, refined, exciting, and upbeat – equally enjoyed by music lovers or a seasoned jazz aficionado. The group has enchanted audiences young & old alike, performing a unique blend of upbeat, accessible, original music and exciting arrangements of jazz standards with a mature lyricism and a sound that commands the attention of the audience.

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

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MARC CARY'S "THE HARLEM SESSIONS"

Mike is in the house band for acclaimed pianist Marc Cary's "Harlem Sessions" since its inception, performing Thursdays at Ginny's supper club in Harlem, NYC as well as numerous jazz festivals (such as Cape May's Exit 0 and the NYC Winter JazzFest). The Harlem Sessions music selections feature a heavy dose of B-sides from jazz (all genres from bop to avant-garde), funk, soul, , hip hop, go-go, reggae and everything in between. Click HERE to Read about The Harlem Sessions

 

Commissioned compositions

Mike is an active, versatile composer and is available for commissions! The purpose of the song is up to you - could be for a loved one, a custom song for you, for a commercial, for a TV show, podcast, web series... If interested in learning more, contact Mike here

 

SEEKING

In addition to the above projects, Mike is currently seeking to create/participate in multimedia art/music projects.

If you're interested in collaborating, please contact Mike here

 

DOWN IN THE BOTTOM

A new side project from percussionist Corey Garcia and saxophonist Mike Casey. That's right - just saxophones and percussion. Focusing on original music & cleverly arranged classics (both written specifically for this rare instrumentation), this group seeks to break new ground in a setting where few jazz musicians have gone before.