Luca Scoppetta-Stern is an 18-year old jazz pianist, poet, and singer songwriter from New York City. His music is inspired by the vivid storytelling of Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell, and the raw soul of D'Angelo, Van Morrison, and Prince. His first album, Pillars, is a collection of original poems set to music that draws from the work of Elliott Smith and Leonard Cohen. On Lions, Luca's most recent LP, he takes a different approach, dedicating a song to each month. Lions, inspired by neo-soul classics like D'Angelo's Voodoo and Bilal's 1st Born Second, captures the feeling of growing up and falling in love in New York, surrounded by a lush and immersive sonic landscape that changes with every season to reflect the passage of time.