Donny McCaslin

"I love the range and depth of sound I get with Alexander reeds. The high end speaks clearly with a body that's inspiring. These reeds also offer a soulful mid and low range that are such a pleasure to play on.   Alexander Reeds feel great no matter what kind of music I'm playing and they're extremely durable as well."  

We are extremely pleased to announce that the virtuosic Tenor saxophone player Donny McCaslin is now officially on board with us as a player/endorser Artist!

Donny McCaslin was born to play the saxophone.   Starting out playing gigs in his vibraphonist father's band, Donny later received a full scholarship to the Berklee School of Music. There he continued to develop to the point that 3 years after enrolling, he was touring with Gary Burton on a gig which lasted 4 years.

After this, Donny followed the footsteps of so many other jazz greats and made the move to New York City where he dove into the jazz scene. Not too lon thereafter he became the saxophonist in the band Steps Ahead, replacing the legendary Michael Brecker, so it is not an exaggeration to say that he is also one logical successor to Mr. Brecker.

Since then, Donny McCaslin has become a mainstay in the New York jazz community having done multiple recordings and playing with such groups as the Gil Evans Orchestra, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider, John Medeski, the Dave Douglas Quintet,The Mingus Big Band & many more, not to mention leading his own units. His most recent recording as a leader, entitled Casting For Gravity, was listed in DownBeat Magazine's most highly rated CDs of 2012.  In addition,  Donny was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for his piece "Stadium Jazz", also from that record.

If you haven't had the pleasure of hearing Donny McCaslin play yet, here's a sample of his soloing along with our long time endorser Joshua Redman, both of them tearing it up at the Monterrey Jazz Festival in 2011: Here 

Donny McCaslin is undoubtedly one of the top Tenor saxophonists in the world, a unique and powerful voice whose star we believe is going to continue to shine in the years to come.    We feel that equipped with his new Alexander DC Tenor 3 1/2 reed, the difference now will be that his tone will be even bigger and better!