Ed Lucie

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Ed Lucie was born in New York City. After seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, he immediately began guitar lessons but quickly discovered and switched to the electric bass guitar. He was mostly self-taught until entering Berklee College of Music where he earned a bachelor’s degree in professional music. He began doing road gigs, but returned to Boston to earn a master’s degree in jazz studies from New England Conservatory. He was fortunate to study with Miroslav Vitouš and Dave Holland. He then relocated to Los Angeles where he served as the chairman of the bass department at Los Angeles Music Academy. He is currently living in Boston where he is a professor at Berklee College of Music.

Lucie is dedicated to the bass guitar (he does not double on upright) and seeing its acceptance into the jazz world. He has performed, recorded, traveled, and appeared with a wide variety of artists and situations including Buddy Rich, Stevie Wonder, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule, Glen Yarbrough, Pat Boone, Peter Bernstein, and TV sitcoms.

Casey Scheuerell, renowned drummer, states “Ed Lucie is an outstanding musician. His bass playing reflects his deep passion for music. Accomplished in a wide range of styles, with a firm foundation in jazz, he is an excellent reader and a terrific improviser. When working with Ed, he contributes musically in unselfish ways, intuitively understanding the role he must play in order to make each musical experience successful.”

Career Highlights
  • Performances with Buddy Rich, Stevie Wonder, Warren Haynes, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Stein, Britt Connors, Glenn Yarbrough, and Mike Stern
  • Performances on Broadway and TV
  • Sideman on numerous albums
  • Contributor to Bass Player magazine
In Their Own Words
"I hope students grow in their love of music, their mastery of their instrument, their respect for tradition, their passion to innovate, and their awareness of their own meaning in music."

"I play and teach the electric bass guitar. I believe it has a viable voice in the jazz world that has been challenged and limited so I am encouraging students to listen, study, and play the electric bass in a way that supports and enhances contemporary jazz."