A former lead alto saxophonist with NYJO, after graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2011, Lucas has gone on to work with a whole host of different large jazz ensembles, including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Laurence Cottle Big Band, the Gareth Lockrane Big Band, and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

He was also selected for the 2013 European Youth Jazz Orchestra by a panel of jazz greats – the only UK musician to be chosen that year.