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Christopher Casey

Senior Artist Teacher, Director of Big Band

Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz

The Hartt School
860.768.4820 F 421
Education

BM, The Hartt School, University of Hartford


Christopher Casey earned a bachelor's degree from The Hartt School and is a member Alpha Chi Na. Mr. Casey has studied under Jackie McLean, Jackie Byard, and Hotep Galeta. An active pianist, composer and arranger, Chris has performed extensively throughout New England and the New York area. He has performed with such greats as Jackie McLean, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Claudio Roditi, Slide Hampton, Houston Person, Jacomo Gates, Bob Berg, Jimmy Greene, and Greg Banaszak. Mr. Casey's works have been commissioned by Jackie McLean, Curtis Fuller, Steve Davis, PBS Television, and The Polish National Chamber Orchestra of Slupsk. Recordings include "Double Vision", "Jazz in the Wild", "Sounds of Hartford", "Head over Heals", and "Imagination". Other faculty appointments include The Greater Hartford Academy for the Performing Arts and Choate Rosemary Hall.