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 inventive use of phrasing reaches out with love and embraces your musical desires, one note at a time. Bringing the joy of jazz across genre lines to a diverse young audience around the world, Mike’s music has passed six million streams since 2017 with features from the likes of HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, Downbeat and countless others.
On a mission to be a passionate vessel for jazz in the 21st century, his searing sound, always aiming to connect emotionally and tell a story, demands the attention of the listener. He has collaborated with GRAMMY-nominated artists as diverse as Nat Reeves, Benito Gonzalez, Brandee Younger, Zaccai Curtis, Justin Faulkner and Marc Cary, along with Emmy-winning producer Apple Juice Kid and some of the leading lights of his generation including Julius Rodriguez, Andrew Renfroe, Taber Gable and Alex Claffy.
Mike loves to pose musical questions to the audience, keeping them engaged, inquisitive and above all, FEELING. Cognitive dissonance and the relation between mental fluency/disfluency is a recurring concept in Mike’s work, and he isn’t afraid to push his saxophone sound to the bleeding edge of intensity.