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Casey Golden

Pianist and composer Casey Golden is a forward-thinking musician, active as both a bandleader and session musician in Australia and the UK.

 

He has maintained a constant presence on the Australian music scene for the past 10 years, released five recordings under his own name and contributed to many more as both musician and composer.  His own albums have consistently received high critical praise from publishers including All About Jazz (US), Jazzwise (UK), The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Jazz Journal (UK).

 

Casey has been a finalist for both Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year and for an APRA Professional Development Award. He’s also won a BBM Travel Scholarship and been nominated for a Freedman Fellowship.

 

Casey currently leads a UK-based quartet, featured on his latest release 'Atlas' (2018). He also has a duo project with harp-guitarist Tony Barnard, featured on 'Inventions' (2017).

 

In Australia, he is a member/co-leader of improvising trio States of Chaos and future electronic project This Week in the Universe.

Press Quotes

‘It is rare that a musical vision is so complete, and completely of its own world.’ Australianjazz.net

‘…a fine orchestrator as well as an idiosyncratic composer and imaginative improviser.’ Sydney Morning Herald

 

‘A brilliant improviser with a highly developed melodic sensibility’ The Australian

‘Golden further cements his reputation as a pianist of sheer class.’ Jazzwise (UK)

‘Golden's flowing lines unfold with a Bach-like logic.’  All About Jazz (US)

‘..one of the brightest and most original young talents on the Australian jazz scene.’ The Jazz Mann (UK)

‘..so damn absorbing.’ Bird is the Worm (US)

 

‘..you’re not apt to notice the complexity since the flow is so liquid’ Something Else! (US) 

‘A young Australian improviser with a distinctive and engaging vision.’ The Music Trust