And the stars were shining

“Savor these bittersweet performances, where drums are banished and melody takes front and center stage—maybe even the backstage too.” – Ted Gioia


“De Lucia imbues solemn austere music with a candle’s flickering warmth.”

Saxophonist Jon De Lucia dazzles not only with his virtuosity and compositional skills, but also with his ability to convey emotion through probing, focused melodic statements and the sublime coherence of his band.
– Matthew Miller, All About Jazz

Jon De Lucia is a soul on a mission!! With his highly original approach to this art-form, De Lucia is one of those comprehensively gifted musical craftsmen with flawless technique, plus an abundance of compositional ideas.”
-George W. Carroll, EJAZZNEWS.COM Review