Dee Lucas – Going Left

National recording artist/saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with his debut recording titled 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). His new album Going Left will serve as proof that Lucas is here to stay.

A runner-up in the 2007 Capital Jazz Festival competition, Dee Lucas has shared the stage with a plethora of artists including Boney James, Norman Brown, Ronnie Laws, Nnenna Freelon, Hugh Masekela, Gregg Karukas, Peter White, Nick Colionne, and Michael Franks just name a few.

Lucas’ new single “Going Left” is produced by David P. Stevens.

Listen to Going Left on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 1/4).

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Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Jazz Underground Supper Club

The Jazz Underground Supper Club is Birmingham’s home for live jazz, cooked to order food and the most fun you have had in a long time. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s original entertainment district, 5 Points South, Jazz Underground is your live music entertainment destination.

The magic of Jazz Underground is certainly in the music! Catch their legendary house musicians five nights a week and make sure you check back often for special events and concerts. National Recording Artist & Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Dee Lucas brings his ‘Rebirth of the Smooth’ show to Birmingham at The Jazz Underground Supper Club!

The saxman will perform several tunes from his ‘Rebirth of the Smooth’ compilation CD which reflects the accomplishment of Dee’s previous CDs: ‘Remembrance’ (A Tribute to George Howard)/2004, ‘Something to Ride 2’ (Smoothjazz.com Top 10)/2007, & ‘Standing Room Only’ (Billboard’s Top 30)/2010.

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 7:30 pm!

Jazz Underground, 2012 Magnolia Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Blues Alley

Blues Alley, founded in 1965, is a jazz dinner-and-nightclub in an alley off Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. As of 2008, exclusively jazz musicians are booked into Blues Alley for approximately 360 nights out of the year.

This is a high acclaimed venue. Blues Alley seems to keep music at it’s center and everything else revolves around that. Autographed head shots adorn the walls of the bar area of the jazz greats that have played over the years. It is such an intimate setting, which is exactly how this place was designed to be. Most shows have two seatings.  Dimly lit, brick walls, tight seating, small stage up front.

The sound system is well run and balanced, making for an excellent listening experience. Blues Alley audiences are typically well versed in jazz, making for delightful company before the performance and respectful listening during the performance– which is only appropriate for the top flight talent the club regularly books.

Food at Blues Alley is basically Cajun and steak– think creole, jambalaya, blackened fish and an assortment of pastas. From Sarah Vaughan’s Filet Mignon to Phyllis Hyman’s Stuffed Shrimp there is enough choice.

Smooth Jazz artists performing in this venue are David Benoit, Jeff Bradshaw, Greg Karukas, Dee Lucas, Tony Exum Jr., Karen Briggs, Chieli Minucci, Rocco Ventrella, Walter Beasley, Kim Waters and more to come. You know what you get!