Donny McCaslin is an American jazz saxophonist and a 3 times Grammy Award nominated artist who has recorded over a dozen albums as a bandleader in addition to many sideman appearances. He grew up gigging with his father's jazz ensembles in Santa Crus, California and attended Berklee College of Music. In 1987 McCaslin joined Burton's group and toured the world with him for four years. In 1991 he moved to New York City and was a member of Steps Ahead until 1994, replacing Michael Becker. He also played with the Gil Evans Orchestra, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider, and Santi DeBriano. In 1996 he played on Ken Schaphorst's Uprising alongside John Medeski, Doug Yates and Uri Caine. The following year he played with David Binner, Scott Colley and Kenny Wolleson on the collaboration Lan Xang. In 2010 he recorded as a featured soloist on the CD Coming Through Slaughter: The Bolden Legend. Donny McCaslin came to wider prominence when English rock singer David Bowie hired McCaslin's ensemble as his backing band for his last studio album Blackstar and it marked a new beginning for McCaslin who, armed with his saxophone, defined Blackstar's visionary stylistic fusion. Two and a half years after Blackstar's release, McCaslin returns with a new album, Blow, a new definitive statement that fully realizes Bowie's influence and McCaslin’s evolved artistic direction.