New Release from the Jon De Lucia Octet with Ted Brown

Well it’s finally time to release 10 tracks from the concert at the Drawing Room in Brooklyn we did with the great Ted Brown. This was recorded in the fall of 2016, right after the Octet was founded. We’ve played a lot of music since then, but this one was special. You can read the […]

Videos from the Jon De Lucia Octet at City College

Michael Steinman was kind enough to record our recent recital at the City College of New York. A few of my original arrangements along with Bill Holman and Dave Van Kriedt’s! via WARM SOUNDS IN MOTION: JON DE LUCIA OCTET in RECITAL: JON DE LUCIA, ANDREW HADRO, DAN BLOCK, RICKY ALEXANDER, JAY RATTMAN, STEFAN VASNIER, […]

NASA 2018

Very much looking forward to attending the NASA Conference at the College-Conservatory of Music at Cincinnati and presenting a brief talk about using Bach’s melodic shapes as an improviser and for non-jazz specific technical practice as well. The talk is at 11 am on Saturday March 10 in room 1340CC. You can see the full […]

New Guest Article at Best.Saxophone.Website.Ever

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the year brings you happiness and prosperity. I want to share a couple of things regarding Bach Shapes. First, out today I have a new article on Doron Orenstein’s Best Sax Site Ever, which you can check out here:┬áBach’s Toccata and Fugue. Thanks to Doron for allowing me to […]

Bach Shapes Video

For those of you interested in how some of the etudes sound from my new book, Bach Shapes, here is “20,000 Fugues”, based on “How Deep is the Ocean?” Joining me is Stefan Vasnier on the piano.   This is our first attempt to play some of the material from the book, and I also […]