Black History 365: Lucianna Padmore

Bronx native, New York based drummer Lucianna Padmore has been praised by Modern Drummer magazine for “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.” Lucianna’s versatile drumming is featured with artists in the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Rock, Pop and Fusion genres. An alumnus of LaGuardia High School for Music and the Performing Arts and the New School University, she has received awards from Jazz at Lincoln Center and BMI for her jazz improvisation. 

As an educator, she is active in drum instruction and jazz outreach in the N.Y. Tri-State area and abroad.Lucianna’s current live performance projects include residencies in and around the Tri- state area with the John Smith Trio, A member of HotJazz Jumpers,Drummer for Singer Songwriter Alyson Murray,Bertha Hope’s Nu Trio and Quintet As well as leading her own Quartet.

Lucianna Is working on various compositions of her own. In which she has just independently released a single entitled Life Long Love Affair featuring the incredible saxophonist Mr.Gerald Albright on Alto saxophone. LIfe Long Love Affair is now available for purchase on all major digital platforms. 

Lucianna is featured in the book “Sticks and Skins”, Endorses Soul-Tone Cymbals and plays her signature Scorpion 3A drumsticks.