Recognized as one of Western Canada’s leading jazz drummers and educators, Jon McCaslin brings excitement, his passion for the jazz tradition and its future
to the stage and to the classroom. Raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and a graduate of McGill University he has also attended the Banff Centre as a resident artist. In 2012 he released his sophomore album “Sunalta” on the Cellar Live label and was nominated in
2013 for a Western Canadian Music Award. As a busy sideman he has also performed with such internationally recognized artists as Mulgrew Miller, Sheila Jordan, Brian Lynch, Jason Marsalis, Peter Bernstein, Ralph Bowen, Sean Jones, PJ Perry, Charlie Biddle,
Hadley Caliman, Kelly Jefferson, Ian McDougall, Jeff Johnston, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Luis Bonilla, Kirk MacDonald, Harold Mabern, Linda Oh and Pat LaBarbera. Dr. McCaslin completed his Doctorate through the University of Toronto in
2015, researching the conceptualization of contemporary melodic jazz drumming. He is the author of “Four on the Floor” one of the world’s most recognized on-line jazz drumming blogs. He is currently based in Calgary where he maintains a busy performing and
teaching schedule across Canada. Jon McCaslin plays and endorses Avedis Zildjian Cymbals exclusively.