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Lucas Bere

Roseville native Lucas Bere graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Performance. There he studied with Shannon LeClaire, Jim Odgren, Dino Govoni, Frank Tiberi, Wendy Rolfe, Christian Li, Doug Johnson, and Edmar Colon. He was a member of the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra directed by Greg Hopkins as well as in ensembles directed by Jason Palmer, Terrence Blanchard, and Dave Santoro.

Prior to attending Berklee, Lucas was a Fellow at the Brubeck Institute where he studied with Stefon Harris, Joe Gilman, Ed Simon, David Henderson, and Matt Krejci, and received lessons from Ben Wendel, Walter Smith III, Joel Frahm, and Lucas Pino.

Lucas has shared the stage with Stefon Harris, Christian McBride, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Joe Gilman, Lucas Pino, Glenn Zaleski, Joel Ross, and many others. He has performed at Dizzy’s Club in Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival, and many other venues across the United States and Europe.

While his main passion is jazz, Lucas has studied classically and performed in a variety of musical contexts from film scores to folk, R&B, gospel, pop, and beyond.

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Lucas’s Setup

This will give you some understanding of what he plays:

Tenor Sax
Selmer Mk VI
Boston Sax Shop “Heritage” Neck
Early “Babbitt” Rubber Otto Link Mouthpiece
Rigotti “Flexitone” Ligature
Rigotti Gold Reeds, Size 3.5 light
Alto Sax
Selmer Balanced Action (1939)
Meyer 7 Medium Chamber Mouthpiece
Vandoren Optimum Ligature
Regotti Gold Reeds, Size 3.5 Light
Di Zhao DZ-500 with offset G and B foot
Vito Resi-tone
Evette & Schaeffer Mouthpiece
Rovner Versa Ligature
Vandoren V21 and 56 Reeds