July 20, 2018 · 6:30pm

6:30-8:30, ROOFTOP

Mike Casey Trio, Stay Surprising Album Release

A unique group not only in their approach but in instrumentation, the Mike Casey Trio features Mike on sax, Matt Dwonszyk on bass, & Corey Garcia on drums – three of the brightest young rising stars in jazz. The absence of guitar/piano allows the band a distinctive sound: earthy and 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, multi dimensional, passionate sound – whether bringing down the house with funky, adventurous originals or blowing the minds of listeners with genre-bending re-imaginations of songs by artists like Kanye West, The Beatles, Soundgarden, Queen, Daniel Caesar, and more.

With over a million streams worldwide, Mike & his trio have been featured by the likes of Spotify, Downbeat, Jay-Z’s TIDAL, Jazz in Europe, Nextbop, Amazon Music, Deezer, @NPRMusic/WBGO/Jazz Night In America, Live for Live Music, jazz icon Sonny Rollins (the pioneer of the sax/bass/drums format), WXPN’s The Key, Evernote, and more.

Join Mike & trio as they celebrate his forthcoming sophomore album, Stay Surprising! This is also part of his “BRB USA Tour”, one of Mike’s last USA dates for a while, as he moves to Spain for a yearlong master’s degree program Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus at the end of August.

“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

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

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