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Folk: Folk-Rock Moods: Type: Acoustic Rock: Americana Country: Alt-Country Jazz: Cool Jazz

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United States - Washington United States - California - SF

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Lucien LaMotte

Lucien LaMotte is a composer/songwriter, guitarist and instructor who is interested in collaborating with other musicians to create new sonic environments. As a composer, Lucien is interested in creating sonic environments influenced by folk melodies, jazz improvisation and 20th century harmony. Most often he can be heard performing in jazz combo settings. In past efforts he has played guitar for the funk/rock group The Unknown Jeromes, as well as played in the world music ensemble Brother Sun, fusion ensemble 650 Connection, performed with former Doobie Brother saxophonist Danny Hull, Afro-Bebop group the Pascal Bokar Band for former Dizzy Gillespie guitarist Pascal Bokar and bassist Myron Dove of Carlos Santana. As a performer he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists including Chaka Khan, Ziggy Marley, Don Carlos, The Temptations, The Whispers and the O'Jays. In the summer of 2005, he toured Hawaii as part of the “Power to the Peaceful” tour opening for reggae legend Don Carlos at the Pipeline Café and Waikiki on the Beach.

Lucien La Motte is active as a composer, guitarist and educator, having received several awards in composition and commissions for new works. In 2000, Lucien received the Thomas O. Stevens Award in composition for his string orchestra work Surface Tension and in 2001 was awarded the Eva Thompson Prize for excellence in composition. In 2002 Variations On A Dream, an electronic work for CD, was featured in the Bay Area Concert Exchange Program at the University of Berkeley, Stanford, and Mills College in Oakland. He has had pieces played by the New Works and Earplay Ensembles, and in 2007 composed Temporal Flux for Orchestra. Lucien recently composed Three Pieces for Cello and Piano 2007, Character Sketches for Wind Quintet 2006 and Static Fields for Flute and String Trio 2006, working closely with members of the Alexander String Quartet at SFSU in the creation of the works.