Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin



Donald Paul "Donny" McCaslin (born August 11, 1966) is an American jazz saxophonist. He has recorded over a dozen albums as a bandleader in addition to many sideman appearances, and came to wider prominence when English rock singer David Bowie hired McCaslin's ensemble as his backing band for Blackstar (2016), his final studio album.



Coming Through Slaughter: The Bolden Legend
Coming Through Slaughter: The Bolden Legend is the first large ensemble jazz album by composer Dave Lisik.
Mccaslin, Donny: Exile and Discovery
Mccaslin, Donny: Exile and Discovery is an album by musical artist Donny McCaslin, released on November 20, 1998.
Casting For Gravity
Casting For Gravity is an album by musical artist Donny McCaslin, released on October 2, 2012.
A Small Plot of Land
A Small Plot of Land is a song by musical artist Donny McCaslin, released on August 29, 2016.

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News Articles6

Saxophonist plays conversational analogy for would-be improvisers
  –  February 8, 2018
Back in New York, one of the star soloists in the Maria Schneider Orchestra is saxophonist Donny McCaslin, whose own band was a rocking highlight of last summer’s jazz festival here. McCaslin is back in Edmonton with his quartet Thursday, March 8 ...
48th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival coming to the Weatherford
  –  February 6, 2018
Three-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Donny McCaslin will headline the 48th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival coming to the Weatherford campus. Concerts are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, and 1 and 8 p.m. Friday. Thursday's concert is free in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre.
Endless Field plays jazz the natural way
  –  February 4, 2018
The Endless Field album features noteworthy appearances from trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Guest musicians will figure prominently at the Merrimans' Playhouse gig, as well. Sturm and Lewis will play a few numbers as a duo ...
Donnie McCaslin Comes to Walton Arts Center, 2/10
  –  January 22, 2018
A spark plug in New York jazz circles for the past two decades, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his band are bringing experimental jazz with David Bowie influences to Walton Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm as part of the Starrlight Jazz ...
HBO's 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' chronicles the singer's private approach to cancer through song
  –  January 8, 2018
Therefore what was their impression of David during those final years? Whately: There are two bands here. There’s the Donny McCaslin (“Blackstar”) band and “The Next Day” band. The Donny McCaslin band were told by David he had cancer, but they ...
LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy reveals the best (and geekiest) piece of advice that David Bowie gave him
  –  November 17, 2017
When we were doing ‘Blackstar’, he’d played sax on the demo. We’re working with Donny McCaslin, who is arguably one of the best young living sax players, and David said, ‘are we leaving my sax in?’ Tony Visconti said, ‘yeah, totally’.
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