Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA /  Brooklyn, NY Jazz and Improvised Music
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Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA

Jazz and Improvised Music
Brooklyn, NY

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At 22 years old, Lucas Kadish is taking large strides in the world of jazz and improvised music.

Latest Win

Montreux Jazz Festival w/ Arta Jekabsone — 07/12/2017

Performed 4 times at the Montreux Jazz Festival Club.

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TUNDRA Lucas Kadish - Guitar/Composition Theo Walentiny - Casio Nick Dunston - Bass Connor Parks - Drums

O Sacrum Convivium - Solo Guitar...

O Sacrum Convivium - Solo Guitar

By Oliver Messiaen gt - Lucas Kadish

Underworld (Tundra)...

Underworld (Tundra)

TUNDRA @ Blu Jazz+ Akron OH Lucas Kadish - Guitar Theo Walentiny - Piano Nick Dunston - Bass Connor Parks - Drums

With Josh Rzepka | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
With Josh Rzepka
Post gig with Jeff
Post gig with Jeff "Tain" Watts Trio
TUNDRA at Tri-C Jazz Festival | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
TUNDRA at Tri-C Jazz Festival
TUNDRA at Montreux Jazz Festival | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
TUNDRA at Montreux Jazz Festival
On the Brazen Trail Tour Schedule | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
On the Brazen Trail Tour Schedule
Post gig with Les McCann | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
Post gig with Les McCann
With Nick Dunston, Branford Marsalis, and Jeff Watts | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
With Nick Dunston, Branford Marsalis, and Jeff Watts
At Bern Jazz Festival | Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA
At Bern Jazz Festival
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Lucas Kadish: TUNDRA /  Brooklyn, NY Jazz and Improvised Music

At 22-years-old, Lucas Kadish is taking large strides in the world of jazz and improvised music. Lucas’ original music grows out of jazz and blues, with big influences from European classical and freely improvised music. He has performed alongside artists such as Les McCann, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Javon Jackson, JD Allen, George Kontrafouris, Dominick Faranacci, and many more. He’s led five tours of his own music nationally and internationally. He has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Winnipeg TD Jazz Festival (Manitoba, Canada), Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (D.C.), Tri-C Jazz Festival (Cleveland), at Beit Haamudim (Tel Aviv, Israel), and at Κεραμειο (Athens, Greece).

Lucas was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. There he spent his formative years discovering a deep love for many types of music. In his late teens he began studying and playing with Theron Brown, Dan Wilson, Bobby Selvaggio, and many other staples of the scene. By graduation he had already been named a National YoungArts finalist and a semi-finalist in the United States Presidential Scholars of the Arts for jazz guitar. He was admitted to The New School for Jazz on the President’s Scholarship and moved to NYC. In his first year of college, Lucas was selected for the international Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Residency for composition. There he worked and studied alongside Jason Moran, Eric Harland, Carmen Lundy, JD Allen, Andre Hayward, Cyrus Chesnut, and Eric Revis.

As Lucas approaches his final year at the New School for Jazz, he is leading his own two bands. His main quartet is TUNDRA which features Theo Walentiny on piano, Nick Dunston at the bass, and Connor Parks on drums. His second band is On the Brazen Trail, or for short: Brazen. The trio consists of Devon Gillingham on bass and Kweku Sumbry on drums. This band features another side of his compositional and improvisatory personality.

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Theo Walentiny

Piano

Nick Dunston

Bass

Connor Parks

Drums
Jul 12, 2017

appearance

Montreux Jazz Festival w/ Arta Jekabsone
Montreux Jazz Festival w/ Arta Jekabsone

Performed 4 times at the Montreux Jazz Festival Club.

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May 05, 2017

milestone

Began recording debut album

First session of a few in the process of making the first record.

Jan 03, 2017

appearance

TUNDRA Midwest Tour
TUNDRA Midwest Tour

January 3rd - (Hudson, OH) TUNDRA at Spirit Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson - 7pm-9pm January 4th - (Detroit, MI) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA at Cliff Bell's 8pm-10:30pm January 5th - (Ann Arbor, MI) TUNDRA ft. Davy Lazar at the Canterbury House 8pm January 6th - (Toledo, OH) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA at Dégagé Cafe 8pm January 7th - (Akron, OH) Lucas Kadish Tundra 4tet at Blu+ Jazz 8pm - 11pm ​January 10th - (Columbus, OH) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA at Rumba Cafe 9pm January 12th - (Cincinnati, OH) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA (feat. JD Allen) at The Greenwich 8pm January 13th - (South Bend, IN) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA at Merrimans' Playhouse 8pm January 14th - (Madison, WI) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA at The Brink Lounge 9pm - 12am January 16th - (Chicago, IL) Lucas Kadish TUNDRA (w/ Barclay Moffit) at Uncommon Underground (Edgewater) 7pm

Mar 16, 2015

appearance

Selected for international Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Residency

May 09, 2014

award

Semi-Finalist in U.S. Presidential Scholarship of the Arts

Jan 07, 2014

award

YoungArts Finalist in Jazz

3000$ Prize and all expenses paid trip to Miami for masterclasses and performance at the New World Center

Lucas Kadish

Band Leader
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Chris Schaefer

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