Lucas Apostoleris is a drummer and composer currently residing in Miami, FL. In addition to writing music for his own jazz ensemble, Lucas has recently written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and for the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He is a recent graduate of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music as a member of their Studio Jazz Writing master's program. A Massachusetts native, Lucas completed his bachelor's degree in jazz drum performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015.
Lucas has been a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards three times, in 2008, 2009, and 2018, and received an honorable mention in 2017. He was also the recipient of Best Original Composition in the graduate division of the 40th Annual Downbeat Student Awards in 2017. Previously, in 2013, Lucas was one of five composers nationwide to be featured in the 2014 Jazz Educators' Network Student Composition Showcase in Dallas, TX.