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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jon De Lucia

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Name: Jon De Lucia
Website: http://www.jondelucia.com
Presentation Date: Unassigned
Presentation Venue: Not Scheduled Yet
Presentation Title: The Jon De Lucia Sax Section
Type of Presentation: Professional Jazz Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: Jon De Lucia is a woodwind performer and teacher in Brooklyn, NY. He has released multiple albums as a leader, most recently The Jon De Lucia Octet featuring Ted Brown. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music, a MA in Jazz Studies from the City College of New York and has studied with Lee Konitz, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano and many more. He founded the Luce Trio in 2011, a new take on early music for saxophone, electric guitar and bass. This group has performed on WQXR’s Bach 360 and recently at Lawrence University's Improv Festival. He published his first book, Bach Shapes, in 2017. His web site, jondelucia.com, features many blog articles on jazz history and improvisation. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the City College of New York and can be found regularly performing in the NYC area with his five sax octet.
Ensemble Bio: Saxophonist Jon De Lucia met the great tenorist Ted Brown in 2014, and got to play with him soon after. He was and is struck by the pure lyricism and honesty in his improvising. One of the original students of forward thinking pianist Lennie Tristano in the 1940s, Brown, along with Lee Konitz, is among the last of this great school of players. Later, when De Lucia discovered some of Jimmy Giuffre’s original scores from the Lee Konitz meets Jimmy Giuffre session of 1959, which Brown and Konitz both participated in, he knew he wanted to put a band together to play this music with Ted. 
Thus the Jon De Lucia Octet was formed. A Five Saxophone and Rhythm lineup with unique arrangements by the great clarinetist/saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre.

Other Performers / Participants


 

Andrew Hadro

Baritone Saxophone

Bio:

Born abroad in Mexico to American parents, Hadro spent most of his childhood in the Chicago area before moving to New York City to study at the New School for Jazz. In addition to working as a performer, Andrew Hadro is a product specialist for Vandoren, advising fellow musicians on equipment including reeds and mouthpieces. As curator of JazzBariSax.com Hadro provides resources and news to baritone saxophonists all over the world. During summers Hadro serves as a director and faculty member for the Litchfield Jazz Camp in Connecticut.



Marc Schwartz

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Marc Schwartz is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. As a musician, Marc has played in and arranged for performances in prestigious ensembles, festivals, and concert halls around the world. A native of East Northport, NY, Marc earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in jazz performance and composition at the Eastman School of Music. He performed as a member of Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project at Prez Fest in New York City and at the 2012 Umbria Summer Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. As a graduate student at Eastman, Marc earned three student awards from DOWNBEAT for his arranging, solo saxophone performance, and ensemble playing. Upon graduating from Eastman, Marc moved to New York City to pursue a career as a freelance musician. 

Kyle Landry

Tenor Saxophone

Bio:

As a performer and composer I have dedicated my career to presenting unique and engaging works of art that immerse the audience and evoke questions.  This philosophy has fueled my exploration of new means of sound production and the invention of new and unusual musical instruments. Most recently, I premiered my new work, “NODE,” at the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan. This piece featured a purpose built interactive mechanical-feedback instrument, which reverberates sound through a 10-foot spring controlled by a computer, creating feedback loops and resonance.

In my work as a chamber musician, I regularly perform in a wide range of styles and instrument combinations. I am a member of the Viridian Saxophone Quartet, which has won numerous awards, including prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, North American Saxophone Alliance Chamber Music Competition, Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and the MTNA Chamber Music Competition.



Jon De Lucia

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Jon De Lucia is a woodwind multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, NY. His diverse projects have included a baroque improvising trio featuring saxophone and electric guitar, a jazz quartet, a five saxophone jazz octet featuring Ted Brown, and multiple classical chamber groups. He performs with these groups and as a sideman in various clubs and venues in NYC, along with recording studio sessions for TV and movies, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Random Acts of Flyness (HBO), and many more. He has released four albums as a leader, and published his first book, Bach Shapes: Diatonic Sequences for Saxophone, in 2017. He currently teaches jazz courses at the City College of New York, along with a private teaching studio. More info at jondelucia.com.

Chance Davis

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: Colorado Palisade band alumnus Chance Davis is a tenor player currently studying at UNC with a focus on classical saxophone performance. An excellent interpreter of jazz and classical music, he plays locally in the Greeley and Boulder areas.

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Darn That Dream Jimmy Van Heusen, arr. Jimmy Giuffre 6
Pick Yourself Up Jerome Kern, arr. Jon De Lucia 5
Dreami-lee Jon De Lucia 6