Nathan Lucas

 

Nathan 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 is 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, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Banks,  Greg Bandy, James Carter, 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, James Carter, Melvin Sparks, Alvin  Queen, Reggie Woods, Bill Easley Danny Mixon, Roy Merryweather and Paula Hampton just to name a few.  
 
He currently leads several groups under his name (3,4, and 5 pieces). 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. They are currently into their tenth year of playing weekly at the Lenox Lounge. 
 
Influences Max and Etta Lucas, Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff,  Richard "Groove" Holmes, Geary Moore, Eric Johnson, Seleno Clarke, Jimmy "preacher" Robbins, Melvin Davis, Charles Earland, George Benson

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