Mike Casano Fusion Go Anywhere was released on Oct 25!
RAW! In Your Face! Featuring a smokin lineup of players:
Dino Govoni tenor sax, Pete Levesque alto sax, Rusty Hughes keys, Ethan Gutzeit guitar, Tom Appleman bass, Mike Casano drums.
Mike wrote two songs for this project, "Juneson's Ravin' Beauty"
and the latin flavored "Mije". The album also features songs by John Coltrane, Tony Williams, Thelonious Monk and John Patitucci.
Get it on itunes, spotify...
Mike & Joe's Big Band featured the legendary vibraphonist Mike Mainieri live in concert on October 11, 2019. The band burned on classic Steps Ahead music such as "Beirut", "Trains" and "Safari" and they were joined by saxophonist George Garzone for Mainieri's original "Dee Minor". It was an epic night of music!
In September 2018, Mike & Joe's Big Band produced a hugely successful show featuring the legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker. The band was smokin', all night and delivered a top notch, high energy show to a theater packed full with enthusiastic music fans! The group hit especially high notes on the songs "Straphangin" and "Sponge" from the Brecker Brothers songbook, and they also played a spirited rendition of Randy's original tune "Shanghigh". Check out the MJBB band page and the Photos page (links above)
Have you been listening to Mikey Adams' Planet Mikey podcast?
Mikey shouted out Mike Casano on episode 44 asking for a new theme for his podcast.....so.. Mike crafted a fun reggae track for it!
Check it out wherever you get your podcasts!
MY KEY C "We Got This" now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, Apple Music, Google Music, etc! Mike describes the song as playeristic funky neo soul. This is the follow up single to 2011's "Play That Game"
Mike has been working with rapper Grover (Howard Stern Show) and his band Grover & CGI since 2007. The band has released numerous videos on YouTube and they were featured on the Howard Stern News several times. The group wrote and played on the theme song for the Ronnie Mund Block Party, which was played at events all over the country, including Las Vegas. They also did the theme song for the Planet Mikey Show on sports radio throughout the New England area.
Recordings Mike plays on:
MIKE CASANO FUSION Go Anywhere (Live)
MY KEY C "We Got This"
MY KEY C "Play That Game"
THE DRIFTERS Charlie Thomas' Drifters Live! 2005
KATRIN Soul Wide Open
LINDA CALISE La Vie/My Life
PETE LEVESQUE Wander
SCOTT TARULLI Anytime, Anywhere
CHRISTINE FAWSON My Side
ALISON KESLOW Bass Dharma
JEN MURDZA Good Little Worker Bees
METRO WEST THUMP Pop Bop
TRUE MONKS OF FUNK (2000-2004)
ADAM DOUGLASS TRIO Seersucker