Donny McCaslin grew up in in Santa Cruz, CA; inspired by his father, a pianist and vibraphonist, he started playing tenor saxophone at 12 and began touring Europe and participating in the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival’s California All-Star band while in high school. His first record as a leader, Exile and Discovery was released in 1998 and he has recorded eleven solo albums. In 2014, McCaslin played tenor and soprano saxophone on David Bowie’s single “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).” Subsequently he would play saxophone on Bowie’s 2016 album Blackstar.
Donny McCaslin (sax)
Jason Lindner (keyboards)
Jonathan Maron (bass)
Mark Guliana (drums
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