Born: May 19, 1987
Tenor Saxophonist Lucas Pino works frequently as a sideman for artists including Gideon van Gelder, Richard Boukas, David Lopato, Bryan Carter, Rafal Sarnecki, Nick Finzer, and Jeremy Siskind. His past performance experience also includes Dave Brubeck, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Christian McBride, Carl Allen, Benny Green and David Sanborn. Lucas has traveled to play in Australia, Poland, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, Brazil, Costa Rica, as well as throughout the United States and Canada. He has appeared at venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy's, The Jazz Standard, Yoshi's, The Jazz Kitchen, The Rex, and Chicago Symphony Hall. As a leader, he has maintained a monthly residency at Smalls with the No Net Nonet since March 2013....
Lucas is a prodigiously talented young saxophonist from New York. His playing is passionate and displays an uncanny degree of maturity with a ferocious command of the instrument and the jazz idiom. - Benicia Main Street
...exciting tenor saxman Lucas Pino was all huge range, controlled ferocity, fleet notes and articulate expression. - Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star
“...hire wire act of musical textures and technique with tenor saxman, Lucas Pino burning riffs that will light your ears on fire...” -Carmel DeSoto, jazzpolice.com