Listening to some of the talented sax players around the city was education enough to build a thirst to go home and mimic what they did. The combination of listening to a wealth of music and going to see local cats like Darian Emory, Antonio Allen, Sam Skelton, Jimmy Brown (Brick), and trumpeters Melvin Miller and Milkshake was truly enough to develop a personal vote of confidence and a sense of hunger Dee Lucas
National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been noted as the most consistent and hardest working indie artist in the entire music industry while steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004. Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings with Something to Ride 2 (2007), Standing Room Only (2010), Rebirth of the Smooth (2012), The Smooth Factor (2014), Going Deeper (2016), The Sweet Spot (2017), Going Left (2018), and the critically-acclaimed The Time Is Now (2020).
The Time Is Now marked his 9th worldwide release and was arguably considered his best work at that time. It featured some of the brightest producers and special guest artists in Adam Hawley, Blake Aaron, Darryl Williams, David P. Stevens, Lew Laing, Jr., Gino Rosaria, & George Freeman. The Time Is Now was positioned on several music charts including the Billboard Top 20 Smooth Jazz charts with the hit single Full Tilt. It also was nominated for the Indie Soul Smooth Jazz Album of the Year award.
Now, the saxophonist is back with a brand new album titled No Boundaries which marks his 10th release to date.
In 2022, Lucas released two singles titled Hot Ice featuring keyboardist Gino Rosaria and Sir Dee (a musical salute to legendary Stevie Wonder).
Both singles hit #1 on several smooth jazz charts and has become an instant fan favorites. These two hits are on his 10th album No Boundaries that was released on March 10, 2023. The current hit single in the smooth jazz format is titled Stay Strong which features the talented bassist Blair Bryant. In addition to his current smooth jazz offering, Lucas released another single (5/5/23) on the R&B format called Love Is Enough which features the amazing vocal stylings of Selina Albright. This single garnered the attention of several markets in the UK and recently peaked at #9 on the indie R&B charts.
Lucass newest single from the No Boundaries project is Just a Vibe which features four-time #1 Billboard artist Ragan Whiteside.
Over the years, Dee Lucas has co-billed or headlined on an extensive number of concerts and festivals across the U.S.
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