Brooklyn-based saxophonist Jon De Lucia celebrates his fifth release as a leader with a concert at the historic St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church at 209 Broadway, across from the Oculus. The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm and will be free and open to the public. St. Paul’s Chapel was built in 1766, and is home to the popular Jazz at One free music series among others.
De Lucia’s new album is his first to feature his clarinet playing. His group, The Luce Trio, previously focused on Early Music in a jazz setting, from Machaut to Bach and Handel. The new album, and the stars were shining
, features a more varied repertoire, from Puccini to Brubeck. Writer Michael Steinman says “the Luce Trio is a beautifully balanced egalitarian affair, with all three players creating ethereal dances, structures, and conversations.”
More information, including a one sheet, audio and photos can be found at jondelucia.com
, Listen to sound samples below.
About Jon De Lucia
Jon De Lucia is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. Originally from Quincy, MA, he moved to New York City in 2005.Since then he has performed in the US and internationally at the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the Tamana-shi Jazz Festival in Japan. In New York he has played with Putter Smith, Ray Gallon
, Michael Kanan, Steve Little, Bill Crow, Maeve Gilchrist, Joe Hunt
, Greg Ruggiero
, Nir Felder
, Leo Genovese
, Kris Davis
and more. He leads the Jon De Lucia Group on two albums: Face no Face
(2006) and As The River Sings
(2017); the baroque improvising Luce Trio on Pieces Vol. 1 (2012) and And the stars were shining (2023); and an octet on the Jon De Lucia Octet + Ted Brown Live at The Drawing Room
(2018) and the upcoming Jon De Lucia Octet plays Brubeck
He has recorded woodwinds for numerous movies and television shows, including The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Random Acts of Flyness
and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
. He is the author of the Bach Shapes
series, 8 books for saxophone and all instruments focusing on the music of J.S. Bach. He continues to compose, arrange, perform and is a Lecturer at BMCC, Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca, NYC.