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Casey Golden

Pianist 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, releasing numerous recordings under his own name as well as contributing to many more as sideman, composer and producer. 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.

 

Currently, Casey is a member/co-leader of improvising trio States of Chaos; one half of future electronic project This Week in the Universe; and leads his own band, featured on his latest release 'Atlas' (2018)

 

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