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Mark Lucas Guitarist- Composer- Arranger: News

CROSSCURRENTS - June 23, 2017

On July 8, at James Street, CrossCurrents will be playing in the upstairs ballroom of James Street. Please join us for an evening of great music with the original lineup of John Hall(b), Joe Sheehan(k), Chuck Anderson(d), and myself(g). We are so looking forward to this evening!!

LISTENINGS - June 2, 2017

RALPH TOWNER---MY FOOLISH HEART

TAL WILKENFELD---TRANSFORMATION

JULIA FORDHAM---PORCELAIN

BILL FRISELL/THOMAS MORGAN---SMALL TOWN

WAYNE KRANTZ---LONG TO BE LOOSE

Richie Cole/Alto Madness Christmas - December 29, 2016

Once again, I had the pleasure of being, on Richie Cole's 'Alto Madness Christmas' CD. It's a collection of classic and modern Christmas tunes by the master himself, Mr Richie Cole.

RICHIE COLE'S WEST SIDE STORY - April 12, 2016

On April 8, I was part of the Richie Cole performance of West Side Story. It is truly a privilege to play with Richie, Jeff Grubbs, Jeff Lashaway, Reid Hoyson and George Jones. This has the potential to be a working unit. Leonard Bernstein's music is 'sophisticated simplicity'. Elegant, timeless, classic. 

RICHIE COLE'S 'PITTSBURGH' - February 28, 2016

To celebrate saxophonist Richie Cole's new CD 'Pittsburgh' and his birthday, I had the privilege to play for his CD release party at James Street on Pittsburgh's North Side. I also played on the aforementioned recording. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Audible Images by Jay Dudt. It is truly an honor to play with the living legend, Richie Cole.

TRAVLIN' - October 29, 2014

Novembre 8, at the Pittsburgh Winery(2815 Penn Ave), Travlin' will play from 9-12

The group is composed of bassist Jeff Grubbs, vocalist Tania Grubbs, keyboardist Cliff Barnes, drummer Tom Wendt and guitarist Mark Lucas

Travlin' is different than any other group in Pittsburgh, in that the focus, musically speaking, is on songs

Though each member of the group has a very strong connection to jazz music, the idea is to build a set around Tania, and for the respective members to play a supportive role

Travlin' plays the music of Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Norma Winstone, Al Jarreau, Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny, along with contemporary standards

Come and see us on Novembre 8!!

SOLO(S) - October 26, 2014

On October 27, 2014, a new CD entitled Solo(s) was released--It's a solo recording of jazz and contemporary standards done on an archtop guitar, save for 2 exceptions, which were done on a nylon-string--This is Mark's second solo recording--The first, Myth and Feeling, is also available--The CD is available for sale at nstuffmusic.com, Mark's website(send him a note), or cdbaby.com--

CD'S - August 25, 2013

SILENT WITNESS/ONEIRA----ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR SOLO, TRIO AND QUARTET---1996

UNCOVERED----CONTEMPOROARY STANDARDS FOR SOLO GUITAR---1998

MYTH AND FEELING----CONTEMPORARY STANDARDS FOR SOLO GUITAR---2008

CONCERTS - July 10, 2012

2012 CONCERTS

17 FEBRUARY--SYNTHESIS 3, AUGUST WILSON CENTRE, PITTSBURGH,PA WITH KEYBOARDIST ALEX BUGNON AND TRUMPETER MAURICE BROWN/PRODUCED BY DON BELL

11 AUGUST--YOUNGSTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO WITH KEYBOARDIST ALEX BUGNON

2011 CONCERTS

12 FEBRUARY--AUGUST WILSON CENTRE,PITTSBURGH,PA WITH JAZZ VOCALIST LEDISI/PRODUCED BY REX RIDEOUT AND DONALD BELL

16 APRIL--UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AT FRANKFORT WITH PIANIST ALEX BUGNON, DRUMMER POOGIE BELL AND BASSIST VICTOR BAILEY

17 APRIL--AQUA ROOM,CINCINNATI,OHIO WITH PIANIST ALEX BUGNON, DRUMMER POOGIE BALL AND BASSIST VICTOR BAILEY

12 MAY--NIGHT TOWN,CLEVELAND,OHIO WITH SAXOPHONIST RONNIE LAWS

13 MAY--VONN'S JAZZ CLUB,COLUMBUS,OHIO WITH SAXOPHONIST RONNIE LAWS

14 MAY--AUGUST WILSON CENTRE,PITTSBURGH,PA WITH SAXOPHONIST RONNIE LAWS

20 AUGUST--HARBOR PARK JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL,KENOSHA,WISCONSIN WITH PIANIST ALEX BUGNON AND SAXOPHONIST NELSON RANGELL

2009 CONCERTS

8 MAY--TRINIDAD/TOBAGO PAN JAZZ IN DE YARD FESTIVAL--OPENING ACT FOR ANDY NARELL

2008 CONCERTS

UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL,PERUGIA,ITALY WITH STEEL PANNIST VICTOR PROVOST


Mark has also been doing a Wednesday night jam session in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh at a club called Tana, since January 2010--

He also teaches at Pianos n Stuff, a full-service music store in Pittsburgh and does product demos for their youtube channel--He has been teaching there since 2008--

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