Born: May 20, 1994
Michael Hudson-Casanova is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator originally from Sterling Heights, MI and currently residing in Chicago. He holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Temple University in jazz studies and music education, and has been working professionally in a variety of musical settings since 2010.
Hudson-Casanova is a member of the American Composer’s Forum, and a recipient of several grants and scholarships for his music. He teaches for celebrated institutions like Common Time Music School, and has given clinics and performances at Mott Community College and various higher leaning institutions.
He has studied closely with Andrew Rathbun, Edward Simon, Dick Oatts, Ben Schachter and Norman David, and shared the stage with Fred Hersch, Billy Hart, and Miguel Zenon.
Hudson-Casanova released his debut album as leader, Echoes of Thought
, in 2021. He has also released interdisciplinary works involving his original music, dance, and multimedia.
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