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March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$20.00 - $30.00
A unique group not only in their approach but in instrumentation, Mike Casey Trio is an experience to behold. The absence of guitar/piano allows the band a rare sound: earthy, yet mysterious – incorporating ingredients of funk, R&B, hip hop & music from around the world into their own definition of jazz fusion. This trio demands the audiences’ attention – whether bringing down the house with story based originals or captivating listeners with genre-bending re-imaginations of songs by Soundgarden, Queen, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R. & even Jay-Z. In 2020, the band was 1 of 5 international finalists in the largest ensemble based competition in jazz – the DC Jazz Festival’s “DC Jazz Prix”.
With over 20 million streams since 2017, Mike has had overwhelming support from The Huffington Post, BBC, NPR Morning Edition, NPR Jazz Night in America, Forbes, Music Ally, Downbeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, as the cover of Spotify’s “State of Jazz” & in Spotify’s “Best Jazz of 2020 + 2021” lists, Worldwide FM, NTS, Dublab, Jazz FM, Jazz in Europe, Radio Primavera Sound, Sirius XM, on jazz icon Sonny Rollins’s social media (the pioneer of the sax/bass/drums format), & much more.
Notable past shows include the Kennedy Center, World Cafe Live downstairs opening for Makaya McCraven, BRIC Jazz Fest, MondoNYC, Yale, Side Door Jazz Club, Philadelphia Museum of Art, APAP, and some of Europe’s top jazz venues: Jamboree, Le Jam, Auditori Nacional, Ool Ya Kool, and Jimmy Glass.