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Weblog for friends, family, fellow musicians - anyone & everyone touched by Brian A Casey
- to remember, share, and celebrate his time with us.
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Catch Steve:

Thursday, March 16, 930pm, jazz and some older pop songs with Jon Coleman Quartet at Dick's Den, 2417 N High St Columbus.

Saturday, April 1, 8pm, soul, hip-hop & funkyness with Soul Fu Villains at Natalies Grandview, 945 King Avenue, Columbus.

Friday, April 7, 9pm, mellow (and some funky) rock with Yachtopia at
Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus.

Saturday, April 8, 10pm, jazz and some old pop songs with Jon Coleman Quartet at Dick's Den, 2417 N High St Columbus.

Thursday May 25, 8-9pm, jazz and zaniness with HWM at Jazz Arts Group Community Jazz series, at The Jazz Academy, 4th floor above the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St, Columbus, OH.

Saturday, July 22, 10pm with HWM at Dick's Den, 2417 N High St Columbus.

Steve has Performed with Tito Puente Jr and the Columbus Symphony, Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Henry Cuesta, Louis Bellson with the Rick Brunetto Big Band, The Guy Lombardo Band, Eddie Clearwater, Johnny Vidacovich, former Sun Ra Arkestra member Cheryl Banks-Smith, Jerome Dillon - pre N.I.N.,
George Bedard, Mark Braun, The Delroys, Todd Hepburn, Jazz To Go Big Band, The Knittles, Carl Sonny Leyland, New Basics Brass Band, New Remnants Big Band, Nova Madrugada, Ricky Nye, Liz Pennock and Dr Blues, Phillip Fox Band, Richard Lopez, Sean Carney Band, Crazy Joe Tritschler, Yumbambe, Zancudo, Zivili, and a few hundred others.

Steve has performed in Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Thailand, USA.
Steve is available for studio work ( at your studio OR remotely ) and private instruction.

Avant Garde, Blues, Country, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Polka, Pop, Rock, Soul, Surf and just about anything in between.
Send your MP3s, raw audio tracks or your Pro Tools session and Steve can send you back finished bass tracks, and you won't pay a dime until you are satisfied.

Instruments available: Acoustic upright bass, Fender Precision, Fender Jazz, 1966 Gretsch Bass 4, Hamer 12 string, Rickenbacker 4001, RJ Frenz Fretless 5, Fender Musicmaster.
Tube, solid state or Leslie Amplifiers available.

Steve is proud to use Bob's Bags handmade weather resistant gig bags and play incredible instruments made by the Guru of Woodgrain: RJ Frenz Custom Guitars and Basses.
New recording is out on Bandcamp, and streaming in the usual places, with Stan Smith and Breeze Smith: PraXmith - Comfort in Danger

Other recordings Steve played on available at Bandcamp:

Zuck, Smith and Perakis - PeraBreeZuck, Improvised noisy grooves and melodies, recorded by Steve.

Woodensoul's [FoundArt2] Improvised duo by Breeze Smith and Steve Perakis, recorded by Steve.

Two Nights In February Improvised quartet and quintet with Stan Smith Plus, recorded by Steve.
Moments Of A Journey Stan Smith compositions, various ensembles.

Steve and friends contributed a tune to the final Old 3 C Records release Fifty by 50

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