David Lukács is a Dutch clarinet and saxophone player that has been playing concerts all over the world and has performed with international groups and musicians like Scott Hamilton, Howard Alden, Dan Barrett, Harry Allen and Joe Cohn, The Dutch Swing College Band, The Beau Hunks and the Jimmie Lunceford Legacy Orchestra to name a few.
Having his father’s classic-jazz record collection as an inspiration, it wasn't a big surprise that he fell in love with jazz music. This resulted in a fulltime study at The Hague Royal Conservatory with master clarinetist John Ruocco. He completed his clarinet studies cum laude.
He is the winner of the Kobe Jazz Award and toured in Japan as a soloist several times with all star groups including Bill Berry, Tom Baker and Eiji Hanaoka.
As a studio musician he was featured on albums like His Last Letter with Geoff Muldaur, The Shocking Miss Emerald with Caro Emerald, Rhythm is our business with the Jimmie Lunceford Legacy Orchestra and on dozens of other album productions.
His roots are in the rich tradition of jazz, from New Orleans jazz to the swing of Benny Goodman and on to tenor saxophone legends like Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins.
Photo credits: Jurjen Donkers - Urbán Tamás