Born: January 18, 1988
Pianist Casey Golden was born in Sydney, Australia into a family of jazz musicians. He began studying classical piano from the age of five and was exposed to a wide variety of music during his childhood through his mother’s vast record collection and the rest of his musical family. At the age of 17 (2005), he won a BBM Jazz Award that sent him to study and play with musicians in London. On his return to Sydney, he completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in jazz piano, and a Bachelor of Arts, both degrees earned with Distinction, from the University of New South Wales.
In 2010, Golden released his debut album ‘Clarity’. The album was favourably received, and was well reviewed in publications including Jazzwise (UK), the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC’s Limelight magazine. Based on the strength of the album, Golden was chosen as a finalist for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year in the 2011 Australian Jazz Bell Awards....
“Here’s a band that plays music of utter seriousness and the achievement shows, proud but never conceited. This is art as it’s made in modern Australia: unpretentious but skilled, informed and deeply serious.” Canberra Jazz Blog
The young Sydneysider generates driving rhythms and improvises effervescent melodies on his own compositions Sydney Morning Herald
“pianist Casey Golden write[s] lovely tunes that are pleasingly exotic yet scrupulously neat and ingenious” John Clare, SIMA
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.