Bach and the Intervallic Sequences of Paul Desmond

  Bach Shapes, my new book of interval shapes for saxophone, officially releases today. You can pick up a copy in my online store. To commemorate the release I want to take a moment to look at how one of my saxophone heroes, Paul Desmond, regularly employed material like the shapes in the book in […]

Bach Shapes Press Release

Below is the press release for my new book, Bach Shapes, out May 25.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ​​ BACH SHAPES, A NEW SAXOPHONE BOOK THAT COMBINES BAROQUE MELODIES WITH A JAZZ APPROACH, RELEASES MAY 25. May 12, 2017 New York, NY – Bach Shapes, a new method book for saxophone that utilizes baroque melodies for […]

Best Saxophone Site Ever

  The new Fresh Sound CD, As The River Sings, is out, with Greg Ruggiero, Chris Tordini and Tommy Crane. Also, Bach Shapes, my new book for saxophone, will be out May 25, and if you haven’t ordered either yet, please do so at my new Shop page, Jon De Lucia Shop. In the meantime, […]

Winter News

We had a great show at Sir D’s Lounge last week. The Octet is really fun to play with and I hope we can do more soon. This time we featured Bill Holman’s charts from the Gerry Mulligan Songbook, along with some Dave Van Kriedt and Bill Smith from the Dave Brubeck Octet and the […]

Jazz Clubs Map: A Look at Strykers

Almost exactly two years ago I published my Google Map of New York’s Historic Jazz Clubs here on the site. In an effort to dig a little deeper I thought I would start a monthly series featuring one of the clubs from the map. I want to start with some of the lesser known clubs that […]