Casey Nielsen


Casey regularly performs as soloist, bandleader and sideman in various groups throughout the US. As a classical guitarist, he has given solo concerts throughout the Chicago area including North Shore Baptist Church, Elgin Public Library, Northbrook Public Library, Fabyan Park Japanese Garden series, and Musical Offering’s Music on Madison concert series.

As a jazz guitarist, Casey performs in local jazz venues such as Andy’s, Fulton Street Arts Collective, Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Merriman’s Playhouse, and The Whistler. Since forming in 2014, his group, Lapis Trio, has played many venues including University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, SideBar NOLA, Arts Lit Lab, The Jazz Estate, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Elastic, The Glen Ellyn Jazz Festival, and Merman’s Playhouse.

“This is the kind of relaxed, unassuming aural breeze that brightens your room whenever you stop to take it in. A+” — Hippo Press“There’s a stately elegance to the trio’s formal yet emotionally rich explorations of Nielsen’s
tunes.” – Mr. Stu’s Record Room

As leader

The Travelers