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Austin McMahon

Austin McMahon

Austin McMahon

Austin performs weekly as a member of Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has performed and/or recorded with George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry and Grace Kelly. He has appeared as an opening act for Grammy award-winners Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding.

On tour, Austin has performed at:
– Carnegie Hall
– The Kennedy Center
– Earshot Jazz Festival
– Aspen Music Festival
– Discover Jazz Festival
– Cape Cod Jazz Festival
– Bar Harbor Jazz Festival
– Lake George Jazz Festival
– Young Jazz in Town Festival (Foligno, Italy)
– Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival (Dominican Republic)
– Ballydehob International Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland),

as well as performing at jazz clubs, concert halls and theaters throughout the US, Italy, Germany, Finland, and France.

McMahon is the winner of the 9th annual Independent Music Awards for Jazz Song Category and Nominee for Best Jazz Album in the 11th annual IMA’s. His debut CD Many Muses was selected as a CDBaby Editor’s pick and described as “subtle, reverential to tradition, and thoroughly new.” He was recently featured on NPR JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, WLRN Miami (NPR station) and live on WGBH radio, Boston, MA.

Austin currently teaches in the Jazz Department at New England Conservatory Preparatory and Continuing Education Division, Boston, MA and has been a Teaching Assistant for Jazz Improvisation at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA for three consecutive years. He has given masterclasses at Harvard University, University of Miami, University of Mainz (Germany) as well as numerous colleges and high schools throughout the US.

Austin is also the co-founder, producer and recording artist for the burgeoning record label Fractamodi ( and has recorded on over forty commercially released albums in the past several years.

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