NEAL "SUGAR" CAINE
Neal “Sugar” Caine is one of the premier jazz bassists on the scene today. His dynamic style is punctuated by a huge sound, a great feel, and masterful technique that have made him the chosen bassist to an array of stars, from Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall, to the venerable jazz legends Betty Carter and Elvin Jones. A dual resident of New York City and New Orleans, this St. Louis native has delighted audiences worldwide since he began touring internationally at age 19 with the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet.
His resume reads like a “Who’s Who of Jazz”.
1991 – 1993 Ellis Marsalis Trio
1991 - 1993 Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet
1994 – 1996 Elvin Jones Jazz Machine
1997 Diana Krall Trio featuring Russell Malone
1998 Betty Carter Trio
1999 Benny Green Trio
2000 Harry Connick, Jr. Big Band
2017-2018 House Bassist on the television talk show: “Harry”
Notable others: Nicholas Payton, John Batiste and Stay Human, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, John Hicks, Gladys Knight, Jeff Watts, Dr. John, Billy Hart, Oliver Lake, Mark Anthony.