Detroit JazzStage Featuring Trumpeter Bill Lucas

The Max bannerDetroit JazzStage is pleased to announce it’s continued partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Max M Fisher Music Center. “The Max” is a state of the art performing arts complex built in 2003. They are home to the world famous Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as to jazz, pops, family concerts and more. This episode is the second of three live Detroit JazzStage podcasts from their Jazz Club @ The Max series recorded by JazzStage Productions Sound Engineer/Producer Mark Byerly. To learn more about The Max M. Fisher Music Center surf to or

For this episode we feature Trumpeter Bill Lucas. Not only is Bill the fourth trumpet for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, he’s also an active member of the freelance, jazz and chamber music communities in metropolitan Detroit. Bill has appeared as a jazz soloist in many popular jazz clubs and nightspots of Vail, CO, as well as the Detroit International Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. A prolific arranger for small ensembles, he is frequently called upon to compose trumpet fanfares for local commemorations. Lucas’ arrangements for brass have been performed by the Celli Jam, comprised of members of the DSO cello section.

No Left Turn
Pallister Avenue
Notes for Norris
Bill’s Blues
Waltz for Valentina
All the above are Bill Lucas compositions
Trumpet Duet, 1st Mvt. –
E. Dean Sahutske. Both parts performed by Bill Lucas

Bill Lucas – Trumpet
Ellen Rowe – Piano
Paul Keller – Bass
Pete Siers – Drums

Opening Music
– Mark Byerly’s Marks Mood available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
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