Composer & jazz sax-er Jon De Lucia is a soul on a mission!! He & his totally
committed sextet wash us viably with his vision of how he views original
music. The result is a player who is perfectly at home creating blues, bebop,
free jazz, fusion, probably even the classical idiom. I sense that Jon is one of
those artist…..A visionary & true artist constantly searching & growing as he
plies his trade. With his highly original approach to this art-form, De Lucia is
one of those comprehensively gifted musical craftsmen with flawless
technique, plus an abundance of compositional ideas.
-George W. Carroll, EJAZZNEWS.COM Review
One of several astonishing debut releases I’ve heard this year (Francisco Mela,
Walter Smith III and Gilad Hekselman are among the others). De Lucia,
alto/soprano saxophone, plays mostly originals with a young, hypercreative
New York lineup: Nir Felder on guitar, Leo Genovese on piano, Garth
Stevenson on bass and Ziv Ravitz on drums. Sumie Kaneko plays koto and
shamisen on “Edo Komoriuta,” a traditional Japanese lullaby.
-David Adler, NY Times, Jazz Times
Let the music breathe is one of jazz’s most revered mantras, but far easier
said than done. Boston-based alto and soprano saxophonist De Lucia
accomplishes it with substance and style on his new CD, stitching together
edgy improvising with surprise-filled writing that sounds both mysterious
and eminently accessible.
-Bob Young, Boston Herald
Saxophonist JON DE LUCIA’s ridiculously assured Face No Face (Jonji) was one
of the pleasant surprises of 2006. De Lucia’s alto solos had the headlong
linear drive of the Tristano school by way of Steve Coleman and Greg Osby,
and his wide-ranging compositions varied texture, dynamics, and harmonic
framework without ever losing the groove.
-Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix
Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Have taught in private and public schools for over 9 years. Mainly woodwinds,
but also guitar, piano and drums. Please contact for more information.