Lucas Brown is a performing artist, composer and educator.  He actively performs both Jazz and Classical music and has performed around the US at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Jazz Standard and the Blue Note, as well as in Europe and Asia.  His compositions have been presented throughout the US and Europe. A member of the faculty at the Temple University Esther Boyer College of Music, Lucas holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Temple University and a MM in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College.

Known to many throughout the Jazz world as an organist, Lucas has been a member of saxophone legend Bootsie Barnes' organ trio since the age of 21.  Since that time, he has performed with such Jazz artists as Pat Martino, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, and Gerald Veasley, and is a sideman on numerous recordings.  He was awarded the Clef Club Jazz Award in 2014 in recognition of his contributions as an organist in Philadelphia. Lucas was a member of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) artist roster as a member of the group Three Blind Mice, with Victor North and Wayne Smith Jr.  Lucas has also performed with Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Lucas maintains a busy performance schedule on the Jazz scene and serves as organist at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church.  He also serves at historic Christ Church in Philadelphia, accompanying their monthly choral vespers series. He recently earned his Master's degree in Organ Performance at Westminster Choir College as a student of Alan Morrison and is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and, sitting on the program committee. He has twice been a featured artist at Organ Day at the Kimmel Center.

Lucas has studied composition with Robert Convery, Mark Rimple and Bruce Barth and has had his works as a composer performed at such venues as Grimsby Minster in the UK, Torino Esposizioni in Italy, Movement Research at the Judson Church in NYC, Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke and the Korean Cultural Center in Washington D.C.  Lucas was commissioned in June 2014 to premiere a new composition as part of “If You Could Hear These Walls”, a collaborative project sponsored by Philadelphia Mural Arts and the American Composers Forum. He also collaborates frequently with choreographer and media artist, Jung-eun Kim.




 



   


 

 

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