Mike Casey Trio to Perform at the Mattatuck Museum




Waterbury, CT (July 6, 2016) — The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to host the unique jazz group, the Mike Casey Trio on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Saxophonist Mike Casey’s trio also includes acoustic bass and drums. There will be light food and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 for Members and $15 for Non-members.

MikeCaseyTrioA lifetime passion began when Mike took to the saxophone like a fish to water in the 5th grade. He attended the Greater Hartford Academy for the Performing Arts and is a graduate of the acclaimed Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz (University of Hartford’s Hartt School). While at Hartt, he was fortunate to study with renowned jazz artists such as saxophonists Abraham Burton, Rene McLean, and Javon Jackson, trombonist Steve Davis, and bassist Nat Reeves.

Nominated for “Best Jazz” in the CT Music Awards, Mike has performed at well-respected venues & festivals such as Dizzy’s Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC), The Kennedy Center (DC), Minton’s, Gin Fizz, and Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), Exit Zero Jazz Festival (NJ), and NYC Winter Jazz Fest. He has shared the stage with some of the finest in jazz such as Marc Cary, JD Allen, Charles Tolliver, Duane Eubanks, Rashaan Carter, Benito Gonzalez, Tarus Mateen, Ugonna Okegwo, Brandee Younger, and Dezron Douglas. In early 2015, Mike was one of 24 young jazz musicians worldwide selected to participate in the prestigious “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (ctarttrail.org). Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.

CONTACT: Stephanie J. Coakley, Director of Education
(203) 753 – 0381 x 117


 

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