An acoustic group featuring the compositions of Chicago based jazz guitarist Casey Nielsen, the Lapis Trio draws on his study of the classical guitar and modern jazz. Their forthcoming album, The Travelers, showcases a richly dynamic acoustic settingunique instrumentation of classical guitar (Casey Nielsen) upright bass (Dan Thatcher) and percussion (Tim Mulvenna).
Casey has played and recorded as a jazz bandleader and sideman in various groups throughout the USA.
Casey performs solo recitals throughout the Chicago area. He has given solo and chamber music concerts for the North Shore Baptist church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Baker Memorial Church, the Northbrook Library, the Elgin Library and Geneva's Fabian Park Japanese Garden series.