Jeff Luciani is a drummer and percussionist from St. Catharines, Canada. He is a graduate of the Applied Music Program offered by Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canada and has since gone on to perform extensively throughout Canada, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, the UK, Europe, Russia and Turkey with celebrated Canadian artists, The Dears, Sean Jones, Derek Miller and Madison Violet.
Jeff lives in Toronto, Canada.
Alongside his role supporting artists* on tour and in studio, Jeff is also involved in projects of which he is an active collaborator:
Sound Sound. What started out as the "Sound Sound Improvised Music Series" - an on-going, monthly series in St. Catharines, which features guest improvisers from Niagara, Toronto and beyond - has also become a stand alone improvised music duo with co-creator - producer and multi-instrumentalist - Joe Lapinski.
Batucada Carioca. A Brazilian samba group in Toronto led by sambista Maninho Costa, a native of Rio de Janeiro. The group was created in 2004 and performs traditional hits from the largest samba schools of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval. The band has chosen its colours of blue and white in homage to Portela, one of the oldest and most traditional samba schools of Rio.
Bankruptcy. A rock 'n' roll band from the Dominion of Canada, captained by Rob Benvie (vox, guitar, synth), alongside Jeff Luciani (drums, vox), Wayne MacPherson (guitar, synth, vox) and Michael Small (bass). Relevant key terms (thematic): anxiety, addiction, malaise; fortitude, togetherness, optimism. Relevant key terms (sonic); guitar, synth, tambourine; Hawkwind, Steel Pulse, Rolling Stones. Every song is a question.
Colin Fisher, Harley Card, and Jeff Luciani have come together to make music via improvisation and creative composition under the name Conception Vessel, a project first started in order to feature the music of jazz drumming and composition heavyweight, Paul Motian but quickly became a vehicle for the group's extensive pool of imagination, stillness, laughter and coffee intake.
Sarah Jerrom & Dream Logic w/ Sarah Jerrom (voice, piano), Harley Card (guitar), Rob McBride (bass) and Jeff Luciani (drums) is a contemporary jazz quartet featuring music written and arranged for the group by Sarah Jerrom. Modern yet respectful of tradition. Explorative yet with pop sensibilities. Music and lyrics from the HEART.
*artists and groups Jeff regularly works alongside:
A Fantástica Bateria / Batucatronica / Blokoloko / Diane Roblin / Jason Kenemy / B1nary Funk / Brad Krauss / Ariana Gillis / Beth Moore / Thomas Nelson / Aidan Miller / Ashley St. Pierre / Suitcase In Point theatre company / a multitude of dancers and movement artists / a series of yoga classes / improvisers from all over the world / and so continues the journey ..