Casey Cranford, hailing from Greensboro NC, has been playing music for the joy and experience of learning since his teenage years. At Grimsley High School he studied under the renowned Stefan Stuber, and continued his training after school by improvising in weekly “musical therapy” sessions with his friend Devin Foust, a young man with Down Syndrome. After cutting his teeth in Greensboro, Casey has toured the country with his band Big Something, and has performed on stage with Kamasi Washington, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and members of Umphrey’s McGee and The String Cheese Incident.
What he has to say about 52nd Street Alto “From the first moment I played the 52nd street, I knew I had found what I had been longing for. Without having to search for an old horn, I had a vintage style instrument right at my fingertips. After years of playing modern style horns, the style of the 52nd street alto gave me a literal breath of fresh air. There is a certain freedom that I experience with this horn that I have never had the opportunity to utilize until now. Built like an old-school sax, the 52nd Street provides a warm and deeper tone that fits my playing style better than I would have imagined. I see myself enjoying this horn for the rest of my career.”