Tom Luer and Project Popular

Tom Luer is a saxophonist and composer who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Recent performance credits include the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Patrizo Buanne, Engelbert Humperdinck, Queen Latifah, Wayne Bergeron Big Band, Bill Holman Band,  and Poncho Sanchez.  Television appearances include the 2007 American Music Awards, the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and the Ellen DeGeneres show.

In January, 2011, Tom released his debut recording as a leader, “Project Popular”, on Origin Arts Records.  Tom’s band “Project Popular” performs original music as well as covers of popular songs by artists such as Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, Gotye, Radiohead, Coldplay and more.  Additional recording appearances include the Mike Barone Big Band “Birdland” and “Flight of the Bumblebee” on Rhubarb Recordings, Curt Berg and the Avon St. Quintet “At Stagg St. Studio” on Origin Records, and on Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington’s “Bicoastal Collective” on OA2 Records.

Tom is also a music educator and has served on the faculty at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA, the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and Bethel College.

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