Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a Rico Reeds Performing Artist. His album "Project Popular" was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Most recently, Tom appeared on Dave Slonaker’s Grammy nominated album “Intrada”. Additional recording credits include Grammy winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling's "The Brill Building Project", the Mike Barone Big Band "Birdland", Cooper Phillip’s “Walk A Mile”, and Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington’s “Bicoastal Collective”. Recently, NPR used music from Tom's CD in a nationally broadcast promo.
Tom recently performed on the NBC broadcast of “Sports Illustrated 50 Years of Beautiful” and on the “X-Factor” on Fox. Previous television appearances include the American Music Awards, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Ellen Degeneres Show. Additional performance credits and tours include the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Poncho Sanchez, Queen Latifah, Patrizio Buanne, and Engelbert Humperdinck .
Tom has a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and additional graduate studies in jazz at the University of North Texas. As a music educator, Tom is currently an adjunct faculty member at Cal Poly Pomona. Previous positions have included the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, Bethel College, North Lake Community College and Butler County Community College.