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Dee Kucas & Gino Rosaria at Yoshi's

Dee Kucas & Gino Rosaria at Yoshi's

  • 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Neighborhood: Jack London District
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Dee Lucas - National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been noted as the hardest working indie artist in contemporary jazz while steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004. Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings with Something to Ride 2 (2007), Standing Room Only (2010), Rebirth of the Smooth (2012), The Smooth Factor (2014), Going Deeper (2016), The Sweet Spot (2017), Going Left (2018), and the critically-acclaimed The Time Is Now (2020). “The Time Is Now” marked his his 9th worldwide release and is arguably considered his best work to date. It features some of the brightest producers and special guest artists in Adam Hawley, Blake Aaron, Darryl Williams, David P. Stevens, Lew Laing, Jr., Gino Rosaria, & George Freeman. Dee’s latest album has been positioned on several music charts including the Billboard Top 20 Smooth Jazz charts. It also was recently nominated for the Indie Soul Smooth Jazz Album of the Year award. As as runner-up in the 2007 Capital Jazz Festival Competition, Dee Lucas has co-billed with an extensive number of artists such as Boney James, Norman Brown, Ronnie Laws, Nnenna Freelon, Hugh Masekela, Gregg Karukas, Peter White, Nick Colionne, Michael Franks, Peabo Bryson, Miki Howard, The Mahattans, and Howard Hewett just name a few. He has performed at several jazz festivals such as The Arizona Jazz Festival, The Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Savannah Jazz Festival, The Atlanta Jazz Festival, & The Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival Lucas has recently released a new single titled ‘Hot Ice’ featuring keyboardist Gino Rosaria to kick off the 2022 campaign. It has already garnered raved reviews which will set the table for his 10th album release “No Boundaries” scheduled this fall. Dee Lucas is courtesy of ODL Music. Website: www.deelucas.com

Gino Rosaria - Gino Rosaria, born and raised in Curaçao, developed an interest in music at an early age. Growing up on a very culturally diverse island, Gino learned to speak four different languages fluently. The influence of the many cultures allowed him to learn and play many different kinds of music, which became a part of his identity. Today, Gino performs and does studio work on a regular basis with some of the best musicians around, including award winning artists such as violinist Karen Briggs, flautist Kim Scott, jazz guitarist Adam Hawley, and flautist Althea Rene. Gino released his first contemporary jazz album in the summer of 2019. On that album he features several heavy hitters such as Marcus Anderson, Althea Rene, Elan Trotman, Adam Hawley, and more. His radio single “Night Groove” made it onto billboard within the first week! The single made it onto the top 30 on most of the contemporary jazz charts. Gino Rosaria’s latest singles “Ride Along” featuring Judah Sealy, “Don’t Stop Now” featuring Wakana, “Night Groove” featuring Marcus Anderson, Sunday 3PM featuring Elan Trotman, and “Road Trip” featuring Althea Rene are now playing on jazz radio stations worldwide, Internet and XM Radio, and available for download and streaming everywhere!

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