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Three-time Grammy nominee Donny McCaslin is the leading saxophonist, composer, and musical pioneer of his generation, receiving wide commercial and critical acclaim in jazz, and even rock and electronica circles alike. Raised in Santa Cruz, California, McCaslin attended Berklee College of Music, where in his senior year he would join NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton’s quintet. Moving to New York in 1991, he quickly made a name for himself as a first-call soloist and touring musician, working with Maria Schneider’s orchestra, Dave Douglas, Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Gil Evans project, Steps Ahead, and many others. During this period, he also released several albums under his own name while receiving critical awards such as a Chamber Music of America’s New Works Grant in 2006 and DownBeat Critics Poll ‘Rising Star’ category in 2008 and 2009.
Named “one of the hottest jazz tickets in the world” for 2017, recent awards included Best International Jazz Artist at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards in London and the prestigious Paul Ackett Award from the 2017 North Sea Jazz Festival. The Donny McCaslin Group has performed over 80 shows on 5 continents each of the past two seasons in support of his hit recording, Beyond Now.
- Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone
- Fabian Almazan – piano
- Scott Colley – double bass
- Antonio Sanchez – drums