Brooklyn, NY based GRAMMY nominated saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis “lives at the junction of rigorous preparation and willingness to explore.” (Jazz Speaks) His playing and compositions are nourished by constantly searching, considered at times introspective, brash and melodic.
In addition to band-leading, Caleb is a core member of Walking Distance (Sunnyside Records), Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band (Smoke Sessions Records), Josh Lawrence & Triptych (Posi-Tone Records), the Curtis/Garabedian/Sperrazza Trio (Outside In Music), and the Fat Cat Big Band.
Caleb holds a Bachelor’s of Music (Jazz Studies) from Michigan State University, and a Master’s in Music (Jazz Performance) from William Paterson University. He frequently travels for international performances and also performs regularly at the Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Smalls, Smoke, Zinc Bar, Dizzy’s and other NYC clubs.
Caleb’s individualistic approach to improvisation and sound has led to being hailed as “one of the most interesting altoists in a long time.”(Jazzwise)