Inspired by amazing teachers and legendary artists like Rush and Michael Manring, Daniel attended CSU at Hayward and performed with the CSUH Jazz Ensemble. At age 19 he became the bassist for Matt Catingub’s “Copa Cat Pack Band,”. Daniel has toured with Rosemary Clooney and Michael Feinstein, as bassist for The Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack. He has toured all over the U.S, Germany, and Canada, performed at many Jazz Festivals and recorded four full length CD’s with Concord Jazz Records, two of which were Grammy Nominated.
In 2014, D-Lucca released his 6th CD, “Focus”, with his six-piece band (including saxophonist Dan Zinn) showcasing 8 new original tracks with piccolo bass. Other CDs with the group include: “The All For You Project,” “Cruise Control,” “The Next Level,” and “Pressing Forward,” as well as masterful Christmas Album, “Have Yourself a Fretless Little Christmas.” He has been featured in Bass Player Magazine and performed at Yoshi’s Jazz Club and many Bay Area music festivals including Guitar Player Live, and the Fremont Festival of the Arts. “D-Lucca has fused jazz and rock so beautifully that you don’t know when one ends and the other begins.”
Dan’s new jazz trio, Fu Man Chu, pays tribute to Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini, , but also hits you square in the face with classic smooth jazz, R&B, rock and some of the most challenging jazz fusion in the book.
Dan teaches string and electric bass at Lamorinda Music in Lafayette.