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.
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‘It is rare that a musical vision is so complete, and completely of its own world.’ Australianjazz.net
‘Golden further cements his reputation as a pianist of sheer class.’ Jazzwise (UK)
‘Golden's flowing lines unfold with a Bach-like logic.’ All about Jazz (US)
‘..you’re not apt to notice the complexity since the flow is so liquid’ Something
‘high skill levels backed up by expansive imaginations.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘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
‘..so damn absorbing.’ Bird is the Worm (US)
‘all tracks display a very intelligent approach to writing music, the art of knowing how not to overdo melodies or to clutter works of art.’ Jazzviews (UK)
'A trio that clearly don’t live in the past.' Marlbank (UK)
'Golden’s orchestrations wrest as much colour and variation out of the trio as
one could conceivably hope for within the context.' The Music Trust
‘The level of interaction and cohesion from this three-piece outshines many in
this field.’ UK Vibe
‘The compositions are effective and the group seems to be always developing their ideas, moving forward within the structures and giving a satisfying sense of progression and story telling.’ Jazz Australia
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