Casey Dodd was born March 19th, 1986 in Satellite Beach, Florida. He began playing Drums when he was 10 years old and quickly began playing along to the radio and old Vinyl records. Casey's first introduction to Jazz was in high school when he joined Satellite High School's Zero Hour Jazz Ensemble. A few years later, Casey and the Jazz Ensemble performed at the University of North Texas Jazz Festival in Denton, Texas. This experience cemented his love for jazz and influenced his decision to attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
While at UNF, Casey studied Percussion with Charlotte Mabrey and was an active performer in Jacksonville