Logan Banister and Casey Dierlam

Logan Banister is a diversely talented musician with competence in a variety of areas. A native of Omaha (Nebraska), Logan earned accolades there for years as a high school student. He was named as an alternate to the 2015 Jazz Band of America and was selected as the lead alto in the 2014 NMEA All-State Jazz Band. An active composer as well as a performer, Banister's compositions have been featured on his two CDs released with his jazz combo, Three Day Weekend, and he is scheduled to release a new album under his own name later in 2018. At the collegiate level, Logan has continued his tradition of excellence. He has performed at the NASA Regional Convention and has also performed his own compositions at the JEN Conference. In 2017, he was selected as the 2nd chair alto saxophone at the CBDNA SBPIP Intercollegiate Honor Band. Logan is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Oklahoma Christian University and maintains an active professional performance schedule around the Oklahoma City and Omaha areas. Casey Gene Dierlam is an avid performer of contemporary music and is devoted to promoting the music of innovative new composers through solo performances and collaborative endeavors. As a collaborative pianist, her recent performances include a recital at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with guest artist Claude Delangle, and a 2013 premiere of three works for bass and piano at the International Society for Bassists Convention held in Rochester NY. In 2010-2011 she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, functioning as a collaborative pianist and instructor for the department of music. Casey received a BM from Indiana State University studying with William Hughes and a MM in Piano from the University of Illinois. She also worked with Krassimira Jordan at the Bosendorfer Piano Academy in Vienna, Austria, and is supplementing her pianistic studies with pedagogue Zitta Zohar in New York City.

Logan Banister, saxophone
Casey Dierlam, piano


  • Jul 13 2018

    Logan Banister and Casey Dierlam


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