LUMA:Life.Unity.Music.Amplified
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Quotes on LUMA:

“captivating melodic soprano... funked-up …world rhythms, catchy sax-based melodies …LUMA distills an eclectic mix of musical ingredients … a strong debut effort.” - All About Jazz

“The interweaving of artistic styles… makes their music work. LUMA's sound …not in the least predictable and always changeable, is undeniably composed with appealing thematic melodies…Jazz is a mood, an emotion based on the fact that you can mix it up and pull it apart and LUMA fits it all back together again….tight, haunting composition(s)….off the record and hits hard, taking the music back and forward in time from modern tribal Tom Tom beats to swinging tenor sax….real cool...tribal swing tune(s) that really got the crowd going.” - Lon S. Cohen

“right smack in the middle of a sunny afternoon, the lively jazz quartet (LUMA) kept the crowd’s feet tapping, fingers snapping and heads bopping, creating an almost smoky, jazz club-like intimacy.” - Janine Cheviot

"Dan Lauter ripped out the melody ... I was entranced ... people emerged dancing ... Jeffrey Marshall grooved ... his hands seemed to coax the beat out from under the leather surface of the drum ... funky, freestyle ... Luma Jazz." Dan's Paper

"Every night, Luma's musical tapestry weaves through jazzy cool sounds that are sure to put you into that summer swing!" Hampton Jitney Magazine

"The Powerful call of Sax Master Dan Lauter soars over a colorful and hypnotic tapestry with the groovalicious Jeff Marshall on Djembe/bass." - Hamptons
- Various


Discography

'Ever So Slow' - jazz single
'Life.Unity.Music.Amplified' - CD release 2006
'OFF THE CLOCK' release by Hear Music - 'Ever So Slow' is this national compilation's track #5, and is the only instrumental jazz cut.

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Bio

LUMA emerged in the summer of 2004 as one of the Hampton’s (NY) hottest new bands. Now in 2007 founding members Dan Lauter (sax), Jeff Marshall (djembe/bass), and Claes Brondal (drums) have reformed LUMA as a quartet, performing with a guest piano or guitar. Their core repertoire of original material is rooted in jazz, when performed live rocks the house! Their tight sound and catchy melodies combine with improv, a solid groove, a tribal swing, world and funky flavor!
In 2006 LUMA released its first CD: Life.Unity.Music.Amplified, recorded at Sear Sound in NYC, mixed by William Masters. Since then their single ‘Ever So Slow’ has appeared on a Hear Music National compilation CD called “Off The Clock” and used for a Starbucks Summer 2007 Terrestrial and XM Radio Ad Campaign. LUMA just won the 2007 NYC Avant-Grande Music Contest, has been awarded a year Gibson endorsement, recently performed at both Central Park’s SummerStage and the Blue Note in NYC and was featured in the Southampton Press Arts & Living section. This quartet is high energy, jazz cool & eclectic, with an accessible sound and they consistently perform a colorful array of great music !