Mike Casey is a saxophonist, songwriter, and teaching artist who wears his heart on his sleeve and aims to tell a story above all. Not one to rely on sizzle over substance, his compositions and playing style focus on rhythm, melody, space, lyricism, dynamics, contrast, communication and phrasing - not simply "displaying" skill for ego's sake - while delivering each musical statement with power, honesty, and passion. Always searching deep within to communicate his emotions through art, he believes strongly in the power of music to be a force of good in the world, connecting people through positive vibrations.
He has enchanted audiences young & old alike, performing his signature blend of upbeat, accessible, original music and exciting arrangements of jazz and pop classics with mature lyricism and a formidable sound that commands the attention of the listener.
Mike loves to pose musical "questions" to the audience, keeping them engaged, inquisitive, and above all, FEELING.
As an experienced teaching artist, he enjoys working with serious students of all ages and skill levels.
Mike's students have been selected for regional/all state competitions and received scholarships to notable music schools.