"One of the greatest singers of this or any generation" Backstage bistro award's
"Simply the best singer I have ever heard and the best performer of his genre"
“Singing jazz standards seems to be a young person's game nowadays, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the next singer to hit it big could well be the Lehigh Valley's own Lucas Lasagna. The 27-year old Fogelsville resident has the voice, developed over years of training with private teachers and at New York's City's famed Juilliard School, where he studied opera. Lasagna's accumulation of equipment for demos grew into a recording studio, Vessel Productions, so it is no surprise that his live sound with backing tapes is near perfect. "People ask me, "Are you really singing?"' he says. "I have to pull the mike away to prove that I'm not lip-syncing. It's the highest compliment I could be paid." Lasagna(his real name) sings many Sinatra songs, but does not try to imitate him. "You can hear enough difference to know it's me," says Lasagna. "I've developed my own phrasing and my own vocal personality."
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Lucas has had the great fortune to perform for and/or with some great
celebrities, names like Barry Manilow, Celeste Holm, Village People, Charo and
most recently Patti LaBelle, as well as opening for Bobby Mercer at The Greater
His career in the entertainment industry began when at the age of 4 ½ years old
he played the role of the youngest child in the Municipal Opera Companies
production of “The King and I”, and from that moment on he has been committed to
a performance career. Besides singing, Lucas has been seen acting in many local
and regional theatre venues, been an extra in many movies, and co hosted a
television talk show for children.
Lucas went on to sing with “The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania”, attended a high
school for the Performing arts, studied at “The Stella Adler Conservatory of the
Arts:, Weist Baron, “The School for Film and TV” and master classes for art
songs and opera at “The Julliard School of Music”. He has also studied opera
privately with Patrick Wickham of “Wickham Vocal Studios” in New York.
When Lucas decided to record his first cd he was introduced to Philadelphia's
legendary bass player, Charles Frambrough, who agreed to play bass and co
produce the cd. Don Braden, another legendary great, played sax and assisted in
the engineering for the project. Both Charles and Don are well known “Blue
Note” artists and it was an honor to work with them.
Lucas performs at restaurants and clubs from New York to Virginia, Ohio and
beyond. He is also available for private parties, weddings and corporate
events, birthday parties, graduations and everything in between. One of his
favorite venues is Senior Centers where he loves to socialize and bring a smile
and cheer to the residents. Lucas can also be found donating his talents to
charity – just call and ask for details.
Music is not just a business but his lifelong dream, and Lucas enthusiastically
embraces all that comes with the way of life he has chosen… his goals are
simple, through his music he wants to bring a heartfelt smile to as many people
as he can touch in his lifetime.
Acting work, fiml work, stage work in the last 5-8 years. This does not include lists of my own shows I have performed all over the country.
LUCAS MICHAEL LASAGNA
Hair: Dark Brown/Eyes: Dark Brown
Vocal: Tenor – Low A to D
“ Pennsylvania's Lucas Lasagna has a golden voice reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, which he shows off from start to finish on his 2006 album Music to Eat and Love By. The jazz standard “Angel Eyes” is performed by him in the spirit of Sinatra, and he is met by a rhythm section that takes him in and out of time throughout the ballad's measures. The standard “Lush Life” is done in the style of Johnny Hartman, and one can hear the golden history of jazz vocals in the extent of the ballad selections on the album. This release is perfect to listen to while enjoying a glass of red wine, milk-fed veal, and extra virgin olive oil at dinner with the family. Sidemen Don Braden on saxophone and flute and the late Charles Fambrough on bass are a real pleasure to listen to complementing the vocalist. Lasagna closes the album with “One for My Baby”, a legendary composition which once again highlights his talents in the middle range, turning out jazz vocals of all gold.”
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