With his engaging debut as a leader in Time Never Pauses, Chicago guitarist Hans Luchs offers up an intriguing batch of well-crafted originals and two delightfully reinterpreted standards.
Guitarist Hans Luchs has been performing professionally in and around Chicago since moving to the city in the fall of 2007. Some venues Hans has performed at include The Auditorium Theatre, Van Andel Arena, Cliff Bell's, The Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, The Velvet Lounge, Pete Miller's, Buddy Guy's Legends, The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Martyrs, The Empty Bottle, and internationally at The Rex (Toronto), CMW Festival (Toronto), The Bull's Head (London), JJ Smyths (Dublin), The Jazz Bar (Edinburgh), Bert's Jazz Bar (Belfast) and Zinco Jazz Club (Mexico City). In 2011, The Jazz Institute of Chicago selected Hans to perform in its annual "Young Lions' concert. Since then, Hans has gone on to perform across the USA and internationally in Sweden, The UK, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico.
Hans has performed and toured with masters of American music including 8-time Grammy winner Pepe Aguilar, Motown Legend Martha Reeves, and blues artist Shirley King just to name a few. Hans has also performed, recorded, and toured with a host of wonderful jazz musicians from Chicago and beyond.
As an educator, Hans has taught private lessons and classes at the elementary, secondary, and college level. Currently, Hans teaches music through the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. Hans has earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University.
Hans endorses D'Angelico Guitars (NYC).