Productions


D-Lucca

D-Lucca Promo 1 - Photo by Matthias Parenti 2010 Piccolo Bass? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not when you’re talking about D-Lucca, who is among a mere handful of people who can pull it off. As with Stanley Clarke and the late Wayman Tisdale, D-Lucca can count himself as one of the few artists able to bring the piccolo bass into a well-warranted limelight. Daniel Lucca Parenti, shortened to D-Lucca, is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has performed with many jazz legends, including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton.  Bass Player Magazine said of D-Lucca, “Aptly handling a variety of basses, including melody-manning piccolo, [D-Lucca’s] material is alternately laid-back and fused-out modern jazz.” Though D-Lucca may not follow the jazz-fusion lead of Clarke or the smooth jazz of recent sensation Tisdale, he has definitely found his niche within the newest wave of modern jazz.

 

Fu Man Chu

dlmg-band-photo Fu Man Chu is everything a Jazz trio should be. Not only does this powerhouse pay tribute to some of the most legendary and influential icons in Jazz like Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini, but Fu Man Chu will hit you square in the face with Classic Smooth Jazz, R&B, Rock, and some of the most Challenging Jazz Fusion in the book. The Bay Area bred trio featuring Cedricke Dennis on Guitar, Daniel D-Lucca Parenti on Bass, and Tommie Bradford on drums stretches the limits of an instrumental trio by bringing you music from artists like Herbie Hancock, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Sting, Weather Report, Jeff Beck, Mike Stern, Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and so many more….Fu Man Chu is Everything a Jazz Trio should be.

 


The Cedricke Dennis Group

ced1 Cedricke Dennis (guitar)
Having considered the San Francisco Bay Area home, he began playing in many of the local restaurants and clubs. It wasn’t uncommon to hear him playing an afternoon jazz brunch followed by an R&B gig late that night. This, in part, was because of his love for many different styles of music as we as his love for various composers. His live performances with these and other artist have taken him all over the world (Switzerland, England, France, Russia, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston and Detroit). Cedricke always seems to be searching for new ways to express his highly captivating and emotionally riveting music. It’s always front and center in his evolution as a musician. As the quest continues for this “new expression”, his fans will be in for a real treat.


Carte Blanche

dlent-8 The musical collective known as Carte Blanche was formed with the sole purpose of providing world class entertainment for events and functions such as corporate parties, weddings, birthdays and formal celebrations. Since its inception Carte Blanche has performed at many of the most beautiful and famous events locations in Northern California, from world renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma, to well-known 5 star hotels in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland, and as well exclusive golf and country clubs found throughout the Bay Area and other exotic locales for which this part of the world is well-known. Lorn Leber, band leader and musical director, has thirty years experience leading musical groups, covering a wide range of styles and formats. As a veteran of the music scene he has also toured, recorded and performed with many of the prominent figures in the Bay Area. From soft background jazz music for dining and cocktail hour to a powerhouse dance band when you are ready to “get your groove on,” Carte Blanche can deliver all of your audio and entertainment desires. All the members of Carte Blanche are experienced musicians and have been hand-picked from a pool of the best and brightest in the Bay Area. It is our foremost desire to make your event a joyful and memorable experience.

 


Have Yourself A Little Gospel Christmas

the-d-lucca-band Have Yourself A Little Gospel Christmas is an inspirational production that encompasses everything that Christmas is supposed to be. Produced by Daniel Lucca Parenti, this show is designed for all ages. Featuring music from some of Gospel’s finest artists like Kirk Franklin and Isreal Houghton, as well as Bay Area’s local legends OIGC and Dale Anthony, the Gospel Christmas will get you and your family in the Christmas spirit with songs of celebration and joy. Backed by The D-Lucca Music Group, Have Yourself a Little Gospel Christmas features several different Gospel Choirs and Artists from the Bay Area including Dale Anthony and The True Vine Ministries Praise Team, Tina Bradford/Landry and the Voices of ICC, Jovan Watkins, Josh Carter and more…..