Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Tom's recent performance credits include the Toshiko Akiyosi/Lew Tabackan West Coast Renunion Band, Engelbert Humperdinck, the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Wayne Bergeron Big Band, Bill Holman Band, Poncho Sanchez, and a tour with Queen Latifah to promote her album “Travlin’ Light”. Television appearances include the 2007 American Music Awards, the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and the Ellen DeGeneres show.
In January, 2011, Tom released his debut recording as a leader, “Project Popular”, on Origin Arts Records. Additional recording appearances include the Mike Barone Big Band “Flight of the Bumblebee” on Rhubarb Recordings, Curt Berg and the Avon St. Quintet “At Stagg St. Studio” on Origin Records, and on Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington’s “Bicoastal Collective”, on OA2 Records. Tom also serves on the faculty at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA, where he teaches Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation and Jazz History. Additional teaching experience includes faculty positions at the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and Bethel College.
“Saxophonist Tom Luer combines energies with guitarist Andrew Synowiec's voluptuous, tasteful runs, to Andy Langham's rapturous fender Rhodes. This is the kind of magnetism that delights with long contemporary bursts before a large audience at the Greek theater on a Saturday night.... Tom Luer's “Project Popular” is full of dynamic energy and onstage flair that says these guy love creating music together.” Review of "Project Popular" from Dick Crockett's "10 Picks" from JazzWeek's JazzProgList.
For more music and video samples of Tom Luer and Project Popular visit their Reverb Nation Page.
You can visit the official website of Tom Luer's Project Popular Here