After meeting the Reggae legend Bob Marley in the early 1970’s Casey Jones felt empowered to carry the torch and started one of the first Reggae bands in California. Casey later studied with afro-cuban songo drummer Changuito and quickly became a master percussionist, expanding his repertoire to include other styles such as afro beat, calypso and soca. His passion for world beat rhythms can be heard in the music of the famous world beatniks, The Bonedaddys.
While Casey’s true love is playing the funky grooves of Reggae music, he is a master of many genres having performed with a long list of distinguished musicians including Kenny Loggins, Etta James, the great jazz guitarist Eric Gale, Brazilian percussionist Airto, Costa Rican composer Luis Munoz, steel drummers Andy Narrel and Robert Greenidge, Tupac Shakur, and Joe Cocker.
Casey Jones is a seasoned professional who loves to travel. He has performed in Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and in Shanghai, China for the international world music festival. He has also performed for the USO, touring Iraq, Bosnia, and the Balkans. Casey has been described as a drummer with a deep pocket...he has been said to have "more grooves than there are grains of sand in the desert." He has won awards for Best World Drummer-Southern California Music Awards and Best Variety Act-Universal Studios Hollywood.
Casey’s list of movie and TV credits include the soundtrack to "I love you man," "How Stella got her groove back," "The today show," "ABC movie of the week" with Susan Lucci and appearances on "Murder she wrote."
"My purpose is to make people dance." - Casey Jones