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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.
Obituary and Guestbook   A few good photos
Catch Steve:

Thursday, Sept 14, 6pm, jazz with the Zaftig Brewtet at Zaftig Brewing, 7020-A Huntley Rd, Worthington, OH.

Saturday, Sept 16, 230-430pm, jazz with Doug Hare and Troy Kinkler at 14th Annual Howstar Fest, 3465 Maize Rd, Columbus.

Saturday, Sept 30, 7pm, mellow (and some funky) rock with Yachtopia at Upper Arlington Neighbors Night Out, 2160 Tremont Center, Columbus.

Friday, Oct 6, 9pm, mellow (and some funky) rock with Yachtopia at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus.

Friday, Oct 20, 530-630 jazz with Third String at Ginger Rabbit, 17 Buttles Ave, Columbus.

Thursday, Oct 26, 6pm, jazz and some oddities with Bradley Mellen Quartet, at Ginger Rabbit, 17 Buttles Ave, Columbus.

Steve has Performed with GE Smith, Jorma Kaukonen, 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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