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MP3 D-Lucca - Cruise Control

Crossover instrumental Jazz with a funky bottom and cool melodies from D-Lucca''s Piccolo Bass.

15 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, ROCK: Instrumental Rock

Daniel Lucca Parenti

Musically, people had been taking notice of Daniel since the age of 12 when a junior high school music teacher, impressed with his ability to read music, handed him a bass and said, “If you can learn to play this over the summer you can be my bass player in the jazz band.” And so he did. Over the next few years, a lot of hard work, lessons, and hours of practice kept him advancing through high school jazz band.

Inspired by great teachers and legendary artists such as Billy Joel, Journey, Rush, and many more from all genres, Daniel began to focus his talents and by age 17, had become an accomplished jazz, swing, and rock bassist. After high school he attended Cal State University at Hayward and was selected as a freshman to play with Dave Eshelmann’s top Jazz Ensemble and was also working professionally to help pay for his college tuition. By this time Daniel had discovered the amazing music of such artists as Jaco Pastorious, Dave Holland, D’Angelo, and Squarepusher which inspired him to begin to write and perform his own music. At age19 he’d been tabbed to be the bassist for Matt Catingub’s “Copa Cat Pack Band,” with Concord Jazz Records.

Daniel would go on to tour with several popular jazz artists, including, Rosemary Clooney and Michael Feinstein, as Bassist for The Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack. With Rosemary and Michael, over a four year period, Daniel made several appearances on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” and “The View,” toured all over the continental U.S., Hawaii, Germany, and Canada, and performed at many popular Jazz Festivals, including, 2000 Stuttgart Jazz Open, 2000-1 Westbury Jazz Festivals, NY, 2001 Maysville Jazz Festival, KY, and also 2000-1 Human Rights Campaign, DC. With Big Kahuna, Daniel performed and recorded with the reputable Honolulu Pops Orchestra; and recorded four full length CD''s with Concord Jazz Records, two of which were Grammy Nominated. And, he still managed to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Composition at the same time.

Daniel has become one of the top call bassists in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently, touring with Terry Disley from Acoustic Alchemy. With Terry, Daniel has performed at the Jazz Trax Smooth Jazz Festival at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe and the Jazz Trax Smooth Jazz Festival at Catalina Island in 2004. Daniel is also fetured on Terry Disley''s latest album entitled, "Across the Pond." Daniel, in two years time, has also released two full length original jazz albums of his own The All For You Project, and Cruise Control. He is now working on yet a third album as well as a Christmas Album to be released in late 2006.


Composer/Arranger - 15 years experience writing and arranging music in many different genres.

Instrumentalist - 20 years experience performing in many different genres on several different instruments. Including: Acoustic Bass, 4 and 5 String Electric Basses, Piccolo Electric Bass, 6 String Guitar, Piano, Drum Set, and Percussion. Note - Bass Instruments are the primary focus.

Producer - 11 years experience producing and assisting on original Album''s in the Genres of Jazz, Rock, Ska, Drum & Bass, and Hip-Hop.


Genres include - Contemporary Jazz, Straight Ahead Jazz, Big Band Jazz, Latin Jazz, Progressive Jazz Fusion, Rock, Ska, Pop, Drum & Bass/ Techno, R&B/Funk, and Hip-Hop.

Other skills and attributes include - Sight Reading, Notation, Transcription, Booking, Promotion, Merchandising, Recruiting, Organization, Punctuality, Dedication, and Determination.

ASCAP since 2003; writer and publisher.
NARAS, currently applying.

2002 Grammy Nomination for Rosemary Clooney''s "Sentimental Journey," Concord Records 2001.
2003 Grammy Nomination for Rosemary Clooney''s "The Last Concert," Concord Records 2002.

Featured Performers:

Michael Brecker (Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorious)
John Oddo (Arranger for Rosemary Clooney)
Maureen McGovern
Debbie Boone (Pat Boone)
Jimmy Darren
Tony Tennille (The Captain and Tennile)
Anne Hampton Calloway
Lionel Hampton
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Lee Musiker (Buddy Rich)
Peter Erskine (Yellow Jackets, Steely Dan)
John Stowell
Conrad Herwig (Eddie Palmieri)
George Bohannon
Frank Mercurio (Cal Jader)
Tom Harrell
Terence Disley (Acoustic Alchemy, Paul McCartney)
Vivian Jett
James Moody
Maria Schneider
Joe Ebert (California Symphony Orchestra)
Lorn Leber (Jerry Garcia Band)
Mark Russo (Doobie Brothers, Yellow Jackets)
Billy Johnson (Santana)
Ira Stein (Windham Hill Recording Artist)
Ben Flint (Isaac Hayes)
Rob Fisher (Cal Jader)
Jimmy Dobson (Celine Dion)
Kime (Sony Norwegian Pop Artist)
Rob Fisher (Cal Jader)
Tommy Bradford (The Braxton Brothers)
Frank Martin
Bill Spooner (The Tubes)

Rosemary Clooney, "Sentimental Journey," Concord Jazz Records 2001
Rosemary Clooney, "The Last Concert, "Concord Jazz Records 2002
Rosie O''Donnell, "A Rosie Christmas," Sony Music Entertainment with Columbia Records 1999.
Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, "Hawaiian Swing," Concord Jazz Records 1999.
Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, "Shake Thos Hula Hips," Concord Jazz Records 2001.
Mike Vax and Friends of Big Band Swing, 2001.
California State University Jazz Ensemble, "Metro," Independent 1998-99.
California State University Jazz Ensemble, "Excursions," Independent 2002.
The Catholic Community of Pleasanton Music Ministry, "Songs of Christmas," Independent 2003.
Dynamic, "Photosynthesis," Independent 2003.
Dank Man Shank, "You Turn Me On," Independent 2002.
Boone Spooner, “10 Songs,” Independent 2003.
Terry Disley, “Experience Christmas,” Independent 2004.
Terry Disley, “Across the Pond,” Independent 2006.
The All For You Project, solo album, D-Lucca Entertainment 2005.
Cruise Control, second solo album, D-Lucca Entertainment 2006.
Have Yourself a Fretless Merry X-mas, solo Christmas album, D-Lucca Entertainment 2005.
Roy McNeal, “Organik,” Independent 2005
Ben Flint, “World Soul Project,” Independent 2006

TV Performances

Rosie O Donnell Show, ABC

A&E Biography, Rosemary Clooney, A&E

Rosie O Donnell''s Christmas Special, ABC

The View, ABC

Swing It, PBS special on big band swing

1st Cut FOX

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