Lucas Pino - tenor saxophone; Roxy Coss - alto saxophone; Jay Thomas - trumpet; David Marriott - trombone; Richard Cole - baritone saxophone;Dawn Clement - piano; Michael Glynn - bass;John Bishop - drums
Reception/Presentation: 6:30 - 7:00pm / Concert: 7:30pm
Originally from Phoenix, tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino studied at the Brubeck Institute in the Bay Area before moving on to New York where he attended The New School and Julliard, receiving his Masters Degree in 2011. With his monthly residency at New York's Smalls Jazz Club heading into its 3rd year, Pino has developed his No Net Nonet into an exciting and deeply musical improvising ensemble. Performing all original compositions, the ensemble of some of New York's finest younger players forges new ground while maintaining a rich, organic, swinging center. For the Ballard Festival, Pino is joined by his wife, saxophonist and former Seattlite Roxy Coss, and a group of some of the Northwest's top improvisers.