Born: January 27, 1981 Primary Instrument: Drums
Austin McMahon is an american jazz drummer/accompanist and composer of the highest caliber. His sensitivity combined with his constant pursuit of artistry, have led him to wide recognition amongst musicians and audiences alike both stateside as well as internationally. Over the years, Austin has accompanied countless notable names in the jazz world including saxophonists: Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, David Liebman & George Garzone. He is a mainstay in Warner Brothers Jazz vocalist/recording artist Lea Delaria’s quartet and has performed with the Joe Davidian trio as an opening act for Grammy award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves and Jane Monheit. On tour, Austin has performed at Carnegie Hall, Bar Harbor Jazz Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, and FoNT (Festival of New Trumpeters). Internationally, he has appeared at Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival -held in the Dominican Republic- Young Jazz in Town Festival -held in Foligno, Italy- and Ballydehob Jazz festival in Ireland as well as additional performances in Italy, Germany, Finland, and France. Along side of his growing career performing with established jazz artists, Austin has made great efforts to collaborate with like-minded musicians and pursue projects that artistically and musically reflect our current times.
Many Muses is Austin's first offering as a leader. After appearing on nearly 20 albums as a drummer/sideman. It features rich, melodic music with the rhythmic intensity you'd expect from a drummer.
Tracks: Vidrio, Platone, etc.
Personnel: Austin McMahon: drums, melodica, percussion. Carmen Staaf: piano, accordion, fender rhodes. Alec Speigelman: clarinet, bass clarinet. Kendall Eddy: bass
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