ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Brian Casey

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Name: Brian Casey
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Britton Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Bass in the Big Easy: A Survey of Oral Histories from Influential New Orleans Bassists of the Early 20th Century
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Historic Performance Practice, Pedagogy, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA), Improvisation, Jazz - with piano collaborator, Jazz - with other collaborators

Brian Casey is a jazz bassist, educator and researcher based in Colorado. Brian serves as Assistant Professor of Academic Jazz at the University of Northern Colorado and earned a DMA in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder where he taught courses in Humanities, Jazz Studies, and American Music. Brian earned a MM in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas where he played with the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band and served as a Teaching Fellow in Jazz Bass under the direction of Professor Lynn Seaton. Brian has performed and/or recorded with Eric Skye, Pink Martini, Weber Iago, Henry Butler, Anson Wright, Doug Walter, Robert Johnson, Lillian Boutté and many others.  Dr. Casey has presented original research in jazz-related fields at many national and international conferences including those of the College Music Society, the Jazz Education Network and the International Society of Bassists. He has recently published the entry for Miles Davis in the Oxford Online Bibliographies in Music, and a chapter on “Post War Traditions” in Jerry Tolson’s textbook African American Music: History and Heritage. Brian’s research interests also include jazz as a cultural phenomenon in New Orleans.

Program (if available): Not Provided