James Casey

On Monday, Nov. 6 Brooklyn Bowl will host a special concert to celebrate the life of late saxophonist James Caseyget tickets. Today, the event announces limited-edition James Casey merch will be available to attendees at the Brooklyn Bowl as well as via pre-sale online.

Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg will host a special memorial concert Monday, Nov. 6 to honor the life and music of late saxophonist James Casey, who passed away in August at age 40 following a two-year battle with colon cancer.

Led by Phil Lesh & Friends and Melvin Seals & JGB, the second generation, literally, of Terrapin Crossroads staff presented a one-day, two-stage, seven-band Sunday Daydream on August 27, in Novato, Calif.

"James was a magnificent soul. His spirit and personality glowed. His playing was elegant, stormy, soulful and lyrical ... He was a force of nature." – Trey Anastasio

"@jamescaseysax was one of the sweetest people and best musicians I've ever met.. he was so inspiring to be around and especially to make music with." – Billy Strings

"I loved James Casey from the very moment we met and playing music with him was a gift and a joy that is hard to put into words. He was incomparable. I am heartbroken by this loss." – Bill Kreutzmann


It is with profound sorrow that we at Grateful Web mourn the loss of James Casey, a saxophonist whose artistry touched the lives of countless music lovers and whose kindness left an indelible mark on all who knew him. James passed away on August 28, 2023, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was surrounded by love, enveloped by the warm embrace of his wife and family.

Thursday nights are often the start of the weekend, in New Orleans some say the weekend never stops, and that proved true for the Fleur De Dead show at the Saenger Theatre on April 28th. With a setlist that complemented with the forthcoming weeks of Jazz Fest in Nola, a great mix of musicians, and fresh incoming concert-goers from all over-- Fleur De Dead delivered a jam that met audience enthusiasm with grooving frenetic joy.

Which is the best version of Phil Lesh & Friends to play at the Capitol Theatre? The best version is the band that’s playing the night you’re going to see them. From a rotating cast of musicians, Phil Lesh has now played 100 shows at the Capitol Theatre since the reopening in September 2012. Starting in November of 2012, Phil Lesh played his first show at the Theatre since the Grateful Dead last played at the venue in February 1971.

In anticipation of his forthcoming full-length solo debut, The Kaua’i Project, critically acclaimed saxophonist James Casey released the album’s first single “New Bloom.”


Arriving early for round two on Sunday, February 5th, the air was electric with anticipation outside the Mission Ballroom on Phil Lesh’s final night in Denver with his friends. Fueled with the outcome of a great first night, multiple conversations in the already forming lines speculated over the musical possibilities of the evening, including the rest of “Dark Star” in lieu of the full moon or an appropriate “Mission In The Rain”. Certainly, the possibility of Billy Strings sitting in was on everyone’s mind, Strings having wrapped his own three night run the day before and sitting in with Ross James and Andy Thorn in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Of course, the “Never Miss a Sunday Show” theory factored into everyone’s predictive model and with all these dynamics, so much potential was still on the table. With everyone’s continued reeling from the outpouring of love and quality playing on Saturday, the energy of night two, from outside the building, was already climbing.

In anticipation of his forthcoming full-length solo debut, The Kaua’i Project, critically acclaimed saxophonist James Casey will release the album’s first single “New Bloom” on March 14, with its accompanying music video dropping March 21. The song and video share a message of manifesting positivity to overcome obstacles, and will both poignantly release during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.


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