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Austin McMahon

Austin McMahon is an american jazz drummer/accompanist and composer of the highest caliber. His sensitivity combined with his constant pursuit of artistry, have led him to wide recognition amongst musicians and audiences alike both stateside as well as internationally. Over the years, Austin has accompanied countless notable names in the jazz world including saxophonists: Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, David Liebman & George Garzone. He is a mainstay in Warner Brothers Jazz vocalist/recording artist Lea Delaria’s quartet and has performed with the Joe Davidian trio as an opening act for Grammy award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves and Jane Monheit. On tour, Austin has performed at Carnegie Hall, Bar Harbor Jazz Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, and FoNT (Festival of New Trumpeters). Internationally, he has appeared at Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival -held in the Dominican Republic- Young Jazz in Town Festival -held in Foligno, Italy- and Ballydehob Jazz festival in Ireland as well as additional performances in Italy, Germany, Finland, and France. Along side of his growing career performing with established jazz artists, Austin has made great efforts to collaborate with like-minded musicians and pursue projects that artistically and musically reflect our current times.

"Many Muses" is Austin's first offering as a leader. After appearing on nearly 20 albums as a drummer/sideman. It features rich, melodic music with the rhythmic intensity you'd expect from a drummer.


Album Review

The Lost Melody: New Songs for Old Souls

Read "New Songs for Old Souls" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The Lost Melody is not the title of a new CD, but the name of a piano trio that has been together for two decades producing three previous albums to their credit. This 2020 release is entitled New Songs for Old Souls, offering a collection of ten original songs in the tradition and style of music from the Great American Songbook. Band members pianist Joe Davidian, bassist Jamie Ousley and drummer Austin McMahon have evolved in several ...

Album Review

Dana Sandler: I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Read "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tender is that memory nearly lost. Theresienstadt was a concentration camp and ghetto established by the German Schutzstaffel during World War II in the Bohemian fortress town of Terezín. Theresienstadt had two purposes: it was a coordinating center ahead of the extermination camps, and an erstwhile retirement community for elderly and prominent Jews intended to mislead their respective communities about German intentions. Camp conditions were engineered to hasten the death of its prisoners through inadequate diet and overwork, while the ...

Album Review

Austin McMahon: Many Muses

Read "Many Muses" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New England area drummer/composer Austin McMahon's musicality breathes life and radiates a fresh approach to modern jazz, partly based on neo- classicism and multi-genre derivations here, on his debut as a leader. The artist communicates an abundance of interesting propositions and aims to entertain.

McMahon is a melody-maker and provides a buoyant pulse along with bassist Kendall Eddy. Clarinetist Alec Spiegelman is the primary soloist and works effectively with pianist Carmen Staaf, who combines lush romanticism with some ...

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Performance / Tour

Landon Knoblock's Realistic Band and Austin McMahon's Many Muses Perform at the Brooklyn Lyceum

Landon Knoblock's Realistic Band and Austin McMahon's Many Muses Perform at the Brooklyn Lyceum

Source: Michael Ricci

On Wednesday, June 16th, hear Austin McMahon's Many Muses and Landon Knoblock's Realistic Band at the Brooklyn Lyceum, starting at 8pm. The Brooklyn Lyceum is located at 227 4th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn. R Train to Union St. $10 cover. The Landon Knoblock Realistic Band performs music composed entirely on a 1987 Radio Shack Realistic Concertmate 650 Sampling Keyboard. Blurring the lines between jazz, avant-garde, rock, and ambient, the group invents a new sound that ...

“Austin McMahon’s music is subtle, reverential to tradition, and thoroughly new.” -CDBaby
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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson




I Never Saw Another...

Fractamodi Records


The Prospector

Orbis Music


Many Muses




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