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Tom Luer is a freelance saxophonist who resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a Rico Reeds Performing Artist. His group "Project Popular" released their self titled album to critical acclaim, and has performed throughout Los Angeles and can be heard at venues such as Vitello's, Hal's Bar and Grill, and was even a featured group at the Laguna Beach Live Jazz Series and the LA Valley College weekly jazz series. Recently, NPR used music from Tom's CD in a nationally broadcast promo. Members of the group "Project Popular" have worked with artists such as Poncho Sanchez, Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Gordon Goodwin, John Beasley, Aimee Mann, Jordin Sparks, Larry Koonse, and Anthony Wilson.
Additional performance credits and tours include Engelbert Humperdinck, the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Poncho Sanchez, Patrizio Buanne, Wayne Bergeron Big Band, Bill Holman Band, Poncho Sanchez, and Queen Latifah. Television appearances include the 2007 American Music Awards, the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Recent recording appearances include Kurt Elling's "The Brill Building Project", the Mike Barone Big Band "Birdland" and “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. As a music educator, Tom has served as a faculty member at Cal Poly Pomona, the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and Bethel College.