The Brubeck Octet Project

My new album, The Brubeck Octet Project, will be released on July 12th! This is my first studio Octet album and the band couldn’t be better: Scott Robinson, Jay Rattman, Brandon Lee, Becca Patterson, Glenn Zaleski, Daniel Duke and Keith Balla.

I will be printing this record on vinyl and CD, I think it deserves it. If you would like to help me with the fairly hefty costs, you can contribute to the tip jar below. Anything over $30 dollars gets you an LP!

Here is the first little clip from the session. Stay tuned for more info!

Luce Trio comes to St. Paul’s Chapel Sept. 27!

Press Release:


Brooklyn-based saxophonist Jon De Lucia celebrates his fifth release as a leader with a concert at the historic St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church at 209 Broadway, across from the Oculus. The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm and will be free and open to the public. St. Paul’s Chapel was built in 1766, and is home to the popular Jazz at One free music series among others. 

De Lucia’s new album is his first to feature his clarinet playing. His group, The Luce Trio, previously focused on Early Music in a jazz setting, from Machaut to Bach and Handel. The new album, and the stars were shining, features a more varied repertoire, from Puccini to Brubeck. Writer Michael Steinman says “the Luce Trio is a beautifully balanced egalitarian affair, with all three players creating ethereal dances, structures, and conversations.”

More information, including a one sheet, audio and photos can be found at

Jon De Lucia is a Brooklyn based saxophonist/clarinetist and composer. Originally from Quincy, MA, Jon has become an integral part of the New York scene. Predominantly a student of jazz, he also has a deep interest in the folkloric music and instruments of Cuba, Japan, Ireland and Italy, having performed on a variety of ethnic flutes, drums and stringed instruments. Jon has led his groups and played as a sideman in Boston, New York and all over Japan with such musicians as Bill Crow, Michael Kanan, David Tronzo, Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Billy Mintz, Steve Little, Putter Smith and Thomas Morgan. He leads the Jon De Lucia Group, and the baroque improvising Luce Trio. As a musicologist he has published in the Jazz Research Journal, and has released a series of books, Bach Shapes, for saxophone. He has released five records as a leader and continues to compose, perform and teach full time at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.

New Record Up For Preorder

My new trio album is up for preorder on Bandcamp, and will be available in CD format and streaming on July 11th.

With this group I wanted to pay tribute to my mentors, and to focus on group interplay. Tatsuya Sakurai plays guitar and Aidan O’Donnell is on the bass. We’ve been playing together for 15 years.

The repertoire ranges from jazz standards to Puccini and I mostly play clarinet for the first time. I chose to play Clarinet in A, as I love the darker sound, and don’t get to play it hardly enough.

I hope you like it, I’ll be sharing more tracks shortly but in the meantime you can check out 3 of the tunes on bandcamp now!

NASA Conference 2023


I’ll be performing and speaking and the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) Conference this year at the University of Southern Mississippi.

April 1st, 10 AM for the Bach Shapes Workshop, and April 2nd 11 am for a set of my new duets for saxophone, with the great Chris Condon.

After that I’ll be in New Orleans for a few days, so hope to see some folks!


Happy New Year 2023!

I’ve decided to change up the look of the site, hope you like it! Sharing some new photos as well from my good friend Nicole Bertone. These were taken in the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater in Quincy, MA, one of the first stages I ever performed on. Stay tuned for more on the new record, a new book of duets and more.