mike casey

melody architect, storyteller, new york city saxophonist


Mike Casey Trio

Mike Casey is a melody architect. The story-telling saxophonist, songwriter, producer, and sonic alchemist is a multi-talented force whose soul stirring saxophone sound and inventive use of phrasing reaches out with love and embraces your musical desires, one note at a time.

A unique group not only in their approach but in instrumentation, the NYC based Mike Casey Trio is one of the hottest rising young bands in jazz today. The absence of guitar/piano allows the band a rare sound: earthy & accessible, yet mature, mysterious, upbeat - full of surprises. On a mission to be a passionate vessel for “jazz” in the 21st century, this band demands the audiences’ attention with its searing, eclectic, powerful sound – whether bringing down the house with funky, adventurous originals or blowing the minds of listeners with genre-bending re-imaginations of songs The Beatles, Soundgarden, Queen, Daniel Caesar, & more.

Garnering nearly 3 million streams worldwide, Mike has been featured by The Huffington Post, Forbes, Music Ally, cover of Spotify’s largest jazz playlist “State of Jazz”, NetEase China, Evernote, Downbeat, Jazz in Europe, Amazon Music, Connecticut Magazine, Entrepeneur Magazine, Live for Live Music, jazz icon Sonny Rollins’s social media (the pioneer of the sax/bass/drums format), & much more.

If I want to pierce your heart, I’m getting Mike Casey or Kamasi Washington to perform the act. It’s as if the saxophone speaks human.
— Musicto
Enjoyable from first to last note, this group certainly takes the saxophone trio format to a new level.
— Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe
Saxophonist Mike Casey Aims To Revive Jazz For The Millennial Set
— Curtis Wong, Huffington Post
Every performance engages the head, heart and feet.
— Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama (Ontario, Canada)
Simply put, Mike Casey‘s recently released live (debut) album, The Sound Of Surprise, is a perfect example of passion for the form meeting the ability to express oneself through their instrument.
— Rex Thomson, Live for Live Music
(Mike and his trio) explore with a raw edge and the spark of in-the-moment wit
— Shaun Brady, WXPN
Casey and his trio showcase everything that’s great about jazz music today with zany bass lines and a towering alto sax
— Josh Mason, Somewhere Soul (UK)