Jon De Lucia is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. Originally from Quincy, MA, he moved to New York City in 2005. His teachers include Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Greg Osby, Bill Pierce, Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson and Andrew Sterman. He has performed in the US and internationally at the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the Tamana-shi Jazz Festival in Japan. Locally he has performed at the Blue Note, Smalls, Birdland, and outside NYC at the Regattabar, Body and Soul, Jazz INN Lovely, Alexanderplatz, Gregory’s and more.
In New York he has regularly performed alongside Putter Smith, Ray Gallon, Michael Kanan, Steve Little, Bill Crow, Maeve Gilchrist, Joe Hunt, Greg Ruggiero, Nir Felder, Leo Genovese, Kris Davis and more. He leads the Jon De Lucia Group on two albums: Face no Face (2006) and As The River Sings (2017); the baroque improvising Luce Trio on Pieces Vol. 1 (2012) and And the stars were shining(2023); and an octet on the Jon De Lucia Octet + Ted Brown Live at The Drawing Room (2018).
He has recorded woodwinds for numerous movies and television shows, including The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Random Acts of Flyness and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He is the author of the Bach Shapes series, 8 books for saxophone and all instruments focusing on the music of J.S. Bach. He continues to compose, arrange, perform and as of 2022 is a Full-time Lecturer at BMCC, Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca, NYC.