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Luecke, James (A.)

Luecke, James (A.), saxophonist, composer; b. Milwaukee, WI, 22 May 1968. His primary instruments are alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano. His mother is Mildred Duquette (b. 1927), and his father was Jack A. Luecke 1926-1992. His sister is Mary Baye (b.1967).

James started out playing piano at age 12 and took the saxophone up at age 13. By age 15 he was performing with the Milwaukee Pius high school Jazz ensemble under direction of Robert Stevenson and performing at different venues through out the city. After high school he put down his instrument for a time and latter performed in a jazz group under the direction of Jack Grassel and Berkley Fudge Milwaukee Area Technical College. James also performed with the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Concert Band, Greendale Jazz Band, Tropical Heat, Moments Notice, Glenn Davis Band, The Paul Spencer Group, Kenzo (P-funk Allstar).

In 2002 James received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Kenosha and released a number of recordings.

Quiet River (2002); Blue Sky (2002); Saxepeze (2002); Hyway Groove (2002)

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