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Luke Westbrook

Classical Guitar from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
Welcome to my profile! I am here to provide professional and unique Classical/Jazz/Latin guitar for any occasion -- I have over 20 years of performance experience. 

My first note worthy appearances as a professional began around age fifteen while still in high school (located in a suburb about 20 minutes out of San Francisco). Northern California has several annual competitions sponsored by major jazz festivals; the San Francisco Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. I won the guitar seat in both of these which allowed me the opportunity to tour and perform in an 'All Star' band comprised of selected students. The highlight for us was a three week tour of Japan and a chance to play at both Jazz festivals alongside internationally recognized jazz artists.  

Throughout those early years I took trips almost nightly (even on school nights!) into San Francisco where I was 'cutting my teeth' sitting in with the older more established jazz musicians that populated the scene at that time. Also I was picking up lots of private parties and restaurant gigs, in short I was playing anywhere and everywhere I could. 

As I learned more about music eventually my palette broadened and I wanted to learn classical composition and performance. It was at this time that I met composer W.A. Mathieu ( wikipedia.org/wiki/W._A._Mathieu), I studied seriously with Mathieu for the next ten years and still consider him my mentor today. Although my work with Mathieu exposed me to the piano, the guitar was my primary instrument and I still desired to learn classical finger style from a master.  

Upon recommendation I was introduced to Dusan Bogdanovic (wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Dusan+), a respected and widely published composer and author.  I was truly lucky to have spent several years studying with Bogdanovic before he left his post at the SF Conservatory and relocated to Geneva Switzerland to teach there.  

In 2009 I felt I a strong pull towards New York and decided to pack my things and head to the cultural capital of the world. 
 
Study has always been important to me and I immediately sought out the best private guitar teacher I could find, again as fate would have it I was introduced to Kevin R. Gallagher (wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Kevin+R.+Gallagher), another world class performer and pedagogue.  

Since landing in New York I have also begun working as a commercial composer, at present I have composed music for five short biographies featured on the Wall Street Journal online.  I have also done work as a professional music transcriptionist 
and engraver.  

The sum total of these experiences has given me the ability to perform convincingly in many styles of music. 

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Please note Luke Westbrook will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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