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Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin

1966 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genre: Jazz

California native Donny McCaslin grew up with a vibraphonist father and by 12, was playing with his father's group. In high school, he formed his own band and played the Monterey Jazz Festival three years running. In the 1980s, he won a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where he met musicians such as Gary Burton and George Garzone. In his senior year he joined Burton's quintet, and toured Europe, Japan, and the Americas. He later moved to New York and joined Steps Ahead, replacing his idol Michael Brecker. In the late 1990s, along with alto sax player David Binney, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen, he formed Lan Xang, an experimental jazz collective. Perpetual Motion (2011) is his first foray into electric funk.

2009 Julie Lamontagne Trio Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
2012 Donny McCaslin Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)

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