Multi-instrumentist, composer, arranger, producer and performer Luke Westbrook uses his years of performing Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk/Rn’B along with investigation into early Western polyphonic music and a deep affinity for the raw textural potential of acoustic and electric stringed instruments to form the primary elements of his compositional palette.
Along with performance Westbrook has worked as a professional sheet music transcriptionist.
His work scoring to picture began with a series of commercials and short films for the Wall Street Journal. Since that time Luke has contributed music to PSAs, corporate videos and short documentaries (Bayer, amfAR). Most recently his tracks have been featured in the NFL promotional series 'CampusLore'.
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.
William A. Mathieu – author of 'The Harmonic Experience', Inner Traditions and 'Bridge of Waves', Shambhala.
Dušan Bogdanovic – taught Classical guitar at USC, SF Conservatory and currently teaches at the Geneva Conservatory in Switzerland.
Kevin R. Gallagher – studied with Sharon Isbin at Julliard, won the Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition (1997).
Luke splits his time between his production studio and as a first call guitar player in the thriving SF Bay Area music scene.