Austin performs regularly with Jerry Bergonzi and has recently performed and/or recorded with Sean Jones, George Garzone, Marquis Hill, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry, Noah Preminger, Jason Palmer and Alexa Tarantino. 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, France, China and India.
McMahon is the winner of the 9th annual Independent Music Awards for Best Jazz Song 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.
A dedicated educator, Austin currently teaches at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory Preparatory & Continuing Education Division and was a Teaching Assistant for Jazz Improvisation at Harvard University for six consecutive years where he was a "Certificate of Distinction in Teaching". He has given masterclasses at numerous colleges and high schools throughout the US.
Additionally, Austin is the co-founder, producer and recording artist for the burgeoning record label Fractamodi and has recorded on over fifty commercially released albums in the past several years.
I actively co-lead (or have been a long-term member) of certain bands/projects. Check them out HERE on my PROJECTS page!
I've also had the great privilege and pleasure of performing and recording extensively as a sideman. For upcoming performance dates visit my ITINERARY page. For selected discography please visit my MUSIC page.