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    Luke’s unique breed of live composition is born of his passions and studies.

    Years of Jazz playing, serious inquiry into early Western polyphonic music and an affinity for the raw textural potential of acoustic and electric stringed instruments form the primary elements of his palette.

    Early exposure to jazz through educational programs (b.1979 SF, CA) allowed Luke to participate in the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Grammy in the Schools programs as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In pursuit of his musical vision, he has also studied privately on guitar, piano with some of the most respected pedagogues in the field of modern music.
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    William A. Mathieuauthor of The Harmonic Experience, Inner Traditions and Bridge of Waves, Shambhala.
    Dušan Bogdanovictaught Classical guitar at USC, SF Conservatory and currently teaches at the Geneva Conservatory in Switzerland.
    Kevin R. Gallagherstudied with Sharon Isbin at Julliard, won the Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition (1997).

    For the past decade Luke has been exploring diverse musical settings and groupings. He recorded and performed with SF Bay Area percussion legend Donald “Duck” Bailey (organist Jimmy Smith’s first call drummer, Donald played on over 24 records for the Bluenote label from 1956-1969). He also curated and participated in the “Listening Hut”, a successful weekly creative- music series in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District that featured prominent local artists such as Matthew Goodheart, Gino Robair, Phillip Greenlief, Damon Smith, Sheldon Brown and Jon Raskin (R.O.V.A. Saxophone quartet). During those years Luke was also a first call Jazz guitar player in the thriving San Francisco club scene.

    In late 2009 Luke moved to Brooklyn, NY. Since moving east he has balanced his ambitions of live performance with other professional duties in the field of music working as a professional sheet music transcriptionist and also scoring a series of short videos for the Wall Street Journal.

    Currently dividing his time between Northern California and New York, catch Luke performing at venues throughout the greater NY area.[/expand]


    [widgets_on_pages id=”FOLLOW BUTTONS”]Email – luke@westbrookmusic.com

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  • Instrumental Music (2007 -2009)


    [expand title="get track info"] Tracks 1-3:
    Luke Westbrook TREE
    at Red Poppy Art House SF, CA
    Oct. 12th, 2007
    Tenor Sax - Matt Nelson
    Guitar - L.Westbrook
    Upr. Bass - Matt Montgomery
    Drums - Kevin Stewart

    Tracks 4-5:
    Luke Westbrook TREE
    "'S" Studio Recording
    Engineered by Noah Waldman
    Guitar - L. Westbrook
    Upr. Bass - M. Montgomery
    Drums - Donald "Duck" Bailey

    Tracks 6-7:
    Live Recordings LWTREE
    Engineered by Kamran Mobasser
    Guitar - L. Westbrook
    Bass (tr.6) - M. Montgomery Drums (tr.6) - Donald "Duck" Bailey
    Bass (tr.7) - Devin Hoff
    Drums (tr.7) - Smith Dobson

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  • Jazz Guitar (1998-2007)


    [expand title="get track info"] Track 1:
    Luke Westbrook Trio
    Recorded Live at
    The Revolution Cafe SF, CA
    Guitar - L. Westbrook
    Upr. Bass - Devin Hoff
    Drums - Smith Dobson

    Tracks 2-3:
    "Dinner Sessions" EP
    Engineered by Neil Harris
    Guitar - L. Westbrook
    Upr. Bass - Matthew Montgomery
    Drums - Lumpy Stapely

    Tracks 4-7:
    Luke Westbrook Trio
    4 song demo EP
    Engineered by Noah Waldman
    Guitar - L. Westbrook
    Bass (tr.4-6) - David Whitten
    Bass (tr.7) - Matthew Montgomery
    Drums (tr.4-6) - Joe Paymar
    Drums (tr.7) - Noah Waldman

    Track 8:
    Luke Westbrook Solo
    Engineered by Joe Hoffman
    Guitar - L. Westbrook
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  • Sideman Projects (1999-2004)


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    Tracks 1-3:
    Various by Chris Peck
    Engineered by L. Westbrook
    Vcls./text - Chris Peck
    Keyboard Ins. (tr.1-2) - L. Westbrook
    Bk.Vcls./Keys. (tr.3) - Greg Scott
    Bk.Vcls./Keys. (tr.3) - L. Westbrook
    Bk./Ld. Vcls. (tr.3) - Brian Weeber

    Tracks 4-7:
    Various by Brian Weeber
    Lead Vcl./Gtr. - Brian Weeber
    Keys./Org. - L. Westbrook
    Bass (tr.4-6) - Tom Davis
    Bass/ Bk. Vcls. (tr.7) - Dave Whitten
    Drums (tr.4) - Noah Waldman
    Drums (tr.5-6) - Joe Paymar
    Drums (tr.7) - John Logan
    Sax. (tr.4) - Charles Gurke
    Sax. (tr.5) - M. Montgomery
    Trpt. (tr.5) - A. Hilliard
    Perc. (tr.7) - C. Peck
    Bk. Vcls. (tr.7) - G. Scott

    Tracks 8-9:
    "Trust" EP
    Engineered by Jon Mulvey
    Ld. Vcls./Keys./Bs. - L. Westbrook
    Gtrs. - Marco Galli
    Drms. - J. Logan

    Tracks 10-12:
    Devon Shane
    "Radiate"
    Engineered by Noah Waldman
    Ld. Vcls./Rhy. Gtr. - Devon Shane
    Bass - Uriah Duffy
    Drums - Noah Waldman
    Ld. Gtr. - Luke Westbrook
    Sax. - Charles Gurke

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  • Solo Voice and Guitar (1997-98)

    [expand title="get track info"] "Solo Voice and Guitar" EP
    All tracks by L. Westbrook
    Engineered by Joe Hoffman
    Voice/Gtr. - L. Westbrook
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