Born: April 19, 1987 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Lucas Pino started his life in music at the age of 10, selecting the alto saxophone as his instrument. Immediately inspired by the music of John Coltrane, Lucas spent the formative years relentlessly listening to records. Pino switch to tenor at age 12. After being selected for numerous honors during high school, including a Downbeat award as “Best Instrumental soloist” (2005), Lucas attended the Brubeck Institute as one of five fellows. This ensemble regularly performed in venues across the United States and abroad, studied with jazz masters and spent time learning and performing with Dave Brubeck. In 2007, Lucas moved to New York City to complete his Undergraduate degree at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. During his time at the New School, Lucas studied privately with Chris Cheek, graduating with “Academic Honors”. In 2009, Lucas attended the Juilliard School and was awarded the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship. Lucas studied saxophone with Ron Blake during his tenure at the Juilliard School and completed his Masters in Music in 2011. Lucas continues to live in New York City and although he has a rigorous touring schedule, can be seen performing around the city with various groups.
...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
Perpetual (Kindred Spirits, 2010)
This Way (2007)
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New York, NY
Willing to teach:
8 Years of private instruction experience. Contact for rate. Certificate, Brubeck Institute Fellowship BFA, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music MM, The Juilliard School
Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, ASU masterclasses, Snow College masterclasses, Humber College masterclasses, Trinity College - University of Melbourne "How to Practice Jazz Without Defeating Yourself"