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Dan Lauter, sax
Jeff Marshall, djembe/bass
Claes Brondal, drums

LUMA emerged in the summer of 2004 on Long Island, New York. Members Dan Lauter (sax), Jeff Marshall (djembe/bass), and Claes Brondal (drums) reformed LUMA in 2005 as a trio plus one. LUMA's core consists of sax, bass and drums with an addition of a piano player or guitarist. LUMA's music is a
mix of Nordic jazz, funk and world music - all originals compositions with an unmistakable LUMA sound. In 2005 LUMA released its first album: Life,Unity,Music, Amplified. The album was Recorded at Sear Sound in NYC and mixed by William Masters.

Since 2004 LUMA has established a broad fan base in the tri-state area and has been received very well at places such as the James Beard Foundations, Guild Hall on Long Island, Astor Place Starbucks in NY(covered by Current TV) and the Eighth Note Jazz Club in NYC. Most recently LUMA won a music competition and was selected to to be on a
compilation album on the Hear Music label. Out of more than 800 submissions from the entire US and Canada only 15 was selected. LUMA is the only instrumental group, the only jazz group and the only group form New York appearing on that album. The album, "Off the Clock", was released in about 6,500 Starbucks stores in the US and Canada on April 3, 2007. During the first week of it release, this album reached the Billboard Chart.

Musicians Bio:

Dan Lauter - Dan has performed on Saxophone and world instruments for the past 25 years
with professional credits including world music recordings with Anna Halprin, Gabrielle Roth, Steven Halpern, and the late Nigerian drummer Suru Ekeh, in addition to his own CD releases that have received international airplay. He studied performance at Purchase Conservatory majoring in Clarinet with Charles Russo, NY City Opera and David Weber, NYC Ballet. At
San Francisco State University he studied at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Arts and continued his pursuits on Sax fronting bands that performed at the Filmore, Wolfgangs, Kabuki Theater, I Beam, Keystone, Berkeley Square; he originated Tribal Swing sound at SF nightclubs ... Dan draws his influences from Wayne Shorter, 20's Sydney Bechet, World and European flavor Jazz. He brings his unique style as a melody writer and
improviser to this new musical sound. He holds a Masters in Educational Technology and has worked at The Ross School, as Music Director for Morriss Center Schools and currently is the Media & Technology Specialist for the United Nations International School in NYC. He recently founded the East End 'all star' Youth Jazz Ensemble, and co-founded LUMA.

Claes Brondal - Born in Denmark in the mid -70s and playing the drums for over 22 years. He has been based in the US since 1998 and studied with drumming greats such as Ed Thigpen and Dom Famularo. Claes is versatile in many styles of music - specializing in funk, jazz, second line and latin music. He has played with many groups over the years ranging from rock and jazz to Turkish and Latin. Professional credits includes recording sessions with James Genus, David Sanchez and Randy Brecker. His latest CD is with his trio LUMA. He has worked with the Ross School Jazz Ensemble with Hal McKusick, and as a mentor for the East End 'all star' Youth Jazz Ensemble. Claes is continously studying the art of drumming and spreads the joy of drumming through his drum workshops.

Jeffrey Scott Marshall - Local Eastern Long Island bassist, percussionist and songwriter has been influenced by 70s funk, acid jazz, and beat/sample based turntableist music. A co-founder of LUMA in the Summer of 2004, he has played with several Long Island bands including work with Erin Doherty, Trina Michne, Jessie
Haynes, Cowgirl Extasy, Marianne Leone and the Nancy Atlas Project.


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