Lucas Pino

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.

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Lucas grew up singing hymns in church, and in the choir at school. He started playing saxophone at age 10, and the first music he ever listened to was jazz. As a high school junior, Lucas won the Downbeat award for Best Instrumental Soloist in 2004. He attended the Brubeck Institute from 2005-2007, where he studied closely with Dave Brubeck. Lucas finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Performance at The New School in 2009. He attended Juilliard from 2009- 2011, where he received a Master of Music.

Lucas' major influences on the saxophone include Stan Getz, Lucky Thompson, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, and Chris Cheek. Compositionally, he is heavily influenced by the sound of big band, and composers including Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider, Walt Weiskopf, Thad Jones.

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“That feeling of navigating the unexpected is probably the most exciting part of watching a group like [the No Net Nonet] perform...with all of its members sonically bouncing around, building and expanding upon each other's ideas until a greater sum bursts forth...” - THE VILLAGER

“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

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Discography

That's a Computer

That's a Computer

Outside in Music
2018

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The Answer Is No

The Answer Is No

Inside Out Music
2017

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No Net Nonet

No Net Nonet

Origin Records
2015

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Housewarming

Housewarming

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2015

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Cat's Dream

Cat's Dream

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2015

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The Stereography Project

The Stereography...

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2015

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On the Road

On the Road

Lucas Pino
No Net Nonet

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