Nathan LucasNathan Lucas was born and raised in New York City. He began studying music at the age of 7 at the Manna House Workshop. He first studied guitar under the guidance of the incomparable Skeeter Best. At age 8 he moved on to the piano and began to study with Madam Washington. Nathan was introduced to jazz by his legendary saxaphonist father Max "the Sax" Lucas.
Music was just a hobby until he entered Lafamile Jazz Club in Harlem, which was his first encounter with the Hammond B3 organ. It was love at first sight and at that point he knew this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Over the years Nathan has befriended some of the greatest musicians in the world and has honed his craft under their tutelage. Such friends like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Charles Earland, John Patton, George Benson, Gloria Coleman, Joey Defrancessco, Seleno Clarke, Danny Mixon, Mel Davis, Micheal LeDonne, Jimmy "Preacher" Robbins have all taught him to master the art of Jazz and the Hammond B3 Organ. All that said, his father was still his greatest influence.
Nathan has been fortunate in his career to have shared the stage with some of the giants in the business such as George Benson, Russell Malone, Jimmy McGriff, Etta Jones, Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan, Arthur Prysock, Ben Dixon, Stanley Turntine, Della Griffin, Eric Johnson, Geary Moore, Don and Cici Williams, Danny Moore, Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Joe Farnsworth, Roger Coles, and Paula Hampton just to name a few. He currently leads several groups under his name (3,4, and 5 pieces), featuring his legendary father Max "the Sax" Lucas, Eric Johnson and Matt Barenello. The group prides themselves on being more than just a jazz group, but one that can play any kind of music. They have donned the slogan from Bach to Bitney.
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