Donny McCaslin - Biography
He won a full scholarship to Boston's Berklee School of Music, where he played with many jazz greats, including a four year stint traveling the globe with Gary Burton. After completing his Masters degree, Donny moved to New York, where he enjoyed sideman success with many notorious bands including Steps Ahead, Danillo Perez, Eddie Gomez, Dave Douglas, Ken Schaphorst, and Maria Schneider.
His recorded work has enjoyed critical acclaim, including a 2004 Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” on Maria Schneider's Concert In The Garden, and the 2008 Down Beat Rising Star Award. His work as a leader has met with great success including a Doris Duke grant for new jazz composition from Chamber Music America; resulting in his recording "In Pursuit". Although Donny is a very broad minded artist, and plays styles from many eras and regions of the world, in most press interviews he acknowledges John Coltrane as his preeminent influence. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Donny McCaslin top songs
- A Brief Tale
- Fast Brazil
- Send Me A Postcard
- Stadium Jazz (feat. Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre & Mark Guiliana)
- In Pursuit
- Village Natural
- Sea Of Expectancy
- Fast Future (feat. Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre, Mark Guiliana, Dave Binney & Nate Wood)