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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.

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Neal "Sugar" Caine

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