D-Lucca

D-Lucca

BandJazzRock

High energy modern jazz with a rock back beat. Beautiful music.

Biography

D-Lucca

Musically, people had been taking notice of Daniel since the age of 12 when a junior high school music teacher, impressed with his ability to read music, handed him a bass and said, “If you can learn to play this over the summer you can be my bass player in the jazz band.” And so he did. Over the next few years, a lot of hard work, lessons, and hours of practice kept him advancing through high school jazz band.
Inspired by great teachers and legendary artists such as Billy Joel, Journey, Rush, and many more from all genres, Daniel began to focus his talents and by age 17, had become an accomplished jazz, swing, and rock bassist. After high school he attended Cal State University at Hayward and was selected as a freshman to play with Dave Eshelmann’s top Jazz Ensemble and was also working professionally to help pay for his college tuition. With the CSUH Jazz Ensemble, Daniel had the pleasure of touring all over California and parts of Nevada, as well as a tour of Southern Brazil. By this time Daniel had discovered the amazing music of such artists as Jaco Pastorious, Dave Holland, D’Angelo, and Squarepusher which inspired him to begin to write and perform his own music. At age 19 he’d been tabbed to be the bassist for Matt Catingub’s “Copa Cat Pack Band,” with Concord Jazz Records.
Daniel would go on to tour with several popular jazz artists, including, Rosemary Clooney and Michael Feinstein, as Bassist for The Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack. With Rosemary and Michael, over a four year period, Daniel made several appearances on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” and “The View,” toured all over the continental U.S., Hawaii, Germany, and Canada, and performed at many popular Jazz Festivals, including, 2000 Stuttgart Jazz Open, 2000-1 Westbury Jazz Festivals, NY, 2001 Maysville Jazz Festival, KY, and also 2000-1 Human Rights Campaign, DC. With Big Kahuna, Daniel performed and recorded with the reputable Honolulu Pops Orchestra; and recorded four full length CD's with Concord Jazz Records, two of which were Grammy Nominated. And, he still managed to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Composition at the same time.
Daniel has become one of the top call bassists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, touring with Terry Disley from Acoustic Alchemy, Daniel has performed at the Jazz Trax Smooth Jazz Festival at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe and the Jazz Trax Smooth Jazz Festival at Catalina Island in 2004. Daniel is also featured on Terry Disley's latest album entitled, "Across the Pond." Since 2003 Daniel has released three full length original jazz albums of his own "The All For You Project," "Cruise Control," and "The Next Level," as well as masterful Christmas Album, "Have Yourself a Fretless Little Christmas." He is now working on yet a fourth album which will be out early 2009.

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Composer/Arranger since 1992 - Experience in writing and arranging music in many different genres.
Instrumentalist since 1987- Experience performing in many different genres on several different instruments. Including: Acoustic Bass, 4 and 5 String Electric Basses, Piccolo Electric Bass, 6 String Guitar, Piano, Drum Set, and Percussion. Note - Bass Instruments are the primary focus.
Producer since 1996 - Producing and assisting on original Album's in the Genres of Jazz, Rock, Ska, Drum & Bass, and Hip-Hop.

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Genres include - Contemporary Jazz, Straight Ahead Jazz, Big Band Jazz, Latin Jazz, Progressive Jazz Fusion, Rock, Ska, Pop, Drum & Bass/ Techno, R&B/Funk, and Hip-Hop.
Other skills and attributes include - Sight Reading, Notation, Transcription, Booking, Promotion, Merchandising, Recruiting, Organization, Punctuality, Dedication, and Determination.

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Memberships

ASCAP since 2003; writer and publisher.
NARAS, currently applying.

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Awards
2002 Grammy Nomination for Rosemary Clooney's "Sentimental Journey," Concord Records 2001.
2003 Grammy Nomination for Rosemary Clooney's "The Last Concert," Concord Records 2002.

Discography

"The All For You Project" 2003 Independent
"Cruise Control" 2005 Independent
"The Next Level" 2007 Innervision Records
"Have Yourself a Fretless Little Christmas." 2007 Innervision Records

Rosemary Clooney, "Sentimental Journey," Concord Jazz Records 2001

Rosemary Clooney, "The Last Concert, "Concord Jazz Records 2002

Rosie O'Donnell, "A Rosie Christmas," Sony Music Entertainment with Columbia Records 1999.

Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, "Hawaiian Swing," Concord Jazz Records 1999.

Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, "Shake Thos Hula Hips," Concord Jazz Records 2001.

Mike Vax and Friends of Big Band Swing, 2001.

California State University Jazz Ensemble, "Metro," Independent 1998-99.

California State University Jazz Ensemble, "Excursions," Independent 2002.

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton Music Ministry, "Songs of Christmas," Independent 2003.

Dynamic, "Photosynthesis," Independent 2003.

Dank Man Shank, "You Turn Me On," Independent 2002.

Boone Spooner, “10 Songs,” Independent 2003.

Terry Disley, “Experience Christmas,” Independent 2004.

Terry Disley, “Across the Pond,” Independent 2006.

The All For You Project, solo album, D-Lucca Entertainment 2005.

Cruise Control, second solo album, D-Lucca Entertainment 2006.

The Next Level, third solo Album, Innervision Records, 2007

Have Yourself a Fretless Little Christmas, solo Christmas album, Innervision Records, 2007.

Roy McNeal, “Organik,” Independent 2005

Ed McClary, "The Greatest Christmas Album Evern Made," Independent 2004

Christopher Hedge, "The New Heroes," Triloka/Artemis Records 2005

Ben Flint, “World Soul Project,” Independent 2006