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Brian Casey

Brian Casey

Associate Professor of Academic Jazz

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-3189
Frasier 122C
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Music
Campus Box 28
Greeley, CO 80639


DMA – Jazz Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

MM – Jazz Studies, Bass Performance, University of North Texas

BA – Music, Pacific University, Oregon

Professional/Academic Experience

Brian Casey is a jazz bassist, educator and researcher based in Greeley, CO. Brian earned a DMA in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder where he subsequently served as Lecturer in Humanities and Instructor of Jazz Studies and American Music.  Prior to moving to Colorado, 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. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Brian has performed and/or recorded with Eric Skye, Pink Martini, Weber Iago, Henry Butler, Robert Johnson, MaryLynn Gillaspie 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. Brian’s research interests include the intersection of jazz and American literature, politics and society and the role of jazz in the civil rights struggle in America as well as jazz as a cultural phenomenon in New Orleans.