Hello, and welcome to the website of Los Angeles based saxophonist Tom Luer. Please visit this site regularly to catch up on performances and news, and check out Tom’s "Audio" page to listen to recordings of his playing, as well as view his discography. At this site, you will also find information on the various services Tom has to offer, which include private performances, lessons, arranging, and copy work.
Tom's recent performance credits indlude Kurt Elling, Patrizio Buanne, 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.
Tom’s debut album as a leader was released on January 17th, 2011 on Origin Records. The album, titled “Project Popular”, focuses on his arrangements of pop and rock tunes, as well as some originals. It features Andy Langham on Fender Rhodes and Piano, Andrew Synowiec on Guitars, Edwin Livingston on Bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. For more information on how to order your copy, please visit www.origin-records.com.
Additional recording appearances include Kurt Elling's "1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project"on Concord Records, 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 has served on the faculty at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA, where he taught 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, North Lake Community College, and Butler Community College.
Tom is a Rico Reed Performing Artist.