Mike Casey is a melody poet. The story-telling songwriter, producer, and sonic alchemist is a multi-talented force whose soul stirring saxophone sound and creative phrasing reaches out with love & embraces your musical desires, one note at a time.
Bringing the joy of jazz across genre lines to a diverse audience around the world, Mike’s music has passed 7 million streams since 2017 with support from the BBC, HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, Downbeat, JazzTimes, Jazz FM, & countless others. In 2020, his trio was 1 of 5 global finalists in the largest ensemble based competition in jazz: the DC Jazz Festival's "DC Jazz Prix".
On a mission to be a passionate vessel for “jazz” in the 21st century, his searing sound, always aiming to tell a story, demands the attention of the listener. He's collaborated with GRAMMY/Emmy nominated artists as diverse as Nat Reeves, Benito Gonzalez, Brandee Younger, Zaccai Curtis, Justin Faulkner, Marc Cary, Apple Juice Kid and some of his generation's finest like Julius Rodriguez, Andrew Renfroe, Taber Gable, & Alex Claffy.
Mike loves to pose musical "questions" to the audience, keeping them engaged, and FEELING. Cognitive dissonance and mental fluency/disfluency is a recurring concept in Mike’s work, which has brought him to notable stages like the Kennedy Center, BRIC, Auditori Nacional, Minton's, Ginny's, Jamboree, & Future Music Forum.
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