Donny McCaslin is best known as the saxophonist/bandleader & musical director on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar. The noted composer and bandleader has released a dozen albums over his genre-defying, Grammy-nominated career. After attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, McCaslin became a sought-after player in New York City primarily in the Jazz world. David Bowie saw McCaslin perform as soloist for the Maria Schneider Orchestra and brought in McCaslin’s progressive jazz quartet that came to define Blackstar’s visionary stylistic fusion. As David Hadju wrote in The Nation, “Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s David Bowie.” In turn, Bowie influenced McCaslin, who fused alt-rock and jazz on his first album with lyrics, 2018’s BLOW., to global acclaim.
- about 1 week agoLooking forward to playing at the @NewportJazzFest tomorrow w/ @schneidermaria! https://t.co/NwAvnxArfq
- about 4 weeks agoPut this on and so love it https://t.co/jxnUijSpNS
- about 1 month agoHeading up to Montreal to play with @jimdoxas tonight at @MtlJazzFestival. Taking it as a good sign that they are p… https://t.co/EuRkdpElbV
- about 1 month agoMany thanks to my man Gildas Boclé for the Landsdown video work! We toured together with Gary Burton’s band many… https://t.co/5Al41I7mIm