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Steve Lukather

Versatile musician, guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger Steve Lukather was born in Los Angeles on October 21 in 1957. Before his father bought him a guitar (a simple Kay acoustic) and a copy of Meet the Beatles at the age of seven, Luke started to play drums and keyboards. "I love keyboards, I write all my songs on keyboards except for the real obvious 'burn' tunes. I find it much easier, you have all these great synth sounds and you play a C chord and it's sounds like God, and you start thinking melodies as opposed to chops." (Lukather, 1986).

The guitar and the Beatles album changed the life of the young boy

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Michael Landau: The Guitarist's Guitarist

Read "Michael Landau: The Guitarist's Guitarist" reviewed by Jim Worsley

"He is the best guitarist in the world," states guitarist and Grammy winner Steve Lukather. Indeed, Michael Landau is an important figure in the modern era and one of the most widely respected guitar players on the planet. Landau made his mark as an A list session player in the '80s and '90s. He ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Arnold Ludvig Sextet: Iceland

Read "Iceland" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Situated in the North Atlantic, roughly equidistant from Scotland, Norway, and Iceland, the Faeroe Islands are one of the last places one would expect to find a thriving international jazz scene populated with world-class improvisers and a record label dedicated to documenting all of the action. Tutl Records, founded in 1977 by the Danish jazz musician ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick at The Paramount

Read "Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick at The Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick The Paramount Huntington, NY July 29, 2015 Frampton Comes Alive! (A&M, 1976) and Live At Budukan (Epic, 1978) are two of the most iconic live recordings of the past 40-or-so years. As such, it's only fitting (and inevitable) that Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick would eventually ...

Take Five with Oytun Ersan

Read "Take Five with Oytun Ersan" reviewed by Oytun Ersan

About Oytun Ersan Oytun Ersan is a Cypriot electric bass and upright bassist, composer, instructor and conductor. At the early age of 15, Oytun joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a bassist where he is still working for the past 20 years. During his career as a musician, Oytun has contributed to a great number ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Mai Jazz 2014

Read "Mai Jazz 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

Mai Jazz 2014 Stavanger, Norway May 6-11, 2014 After visiting Norway as often as four or five times annually, a first trip to the country in early May is surprisingly late for a first visit of the year. The last time visiting the west coast city of Stavanger was in 2008, part ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Brian Culbertson And Kompoz.com Collaborate On "Another Long Night Out" Contest

Brian Culbertson And Kompoz.com Collaborate On "Another Long Night Out" Contest

Kompoz artists to borrow elements from the hitmaker’s “Beautiful Liar” to create a brand new song Miami, FL: Jazz is collaborative by definition and contemporary jazz chart-topper Brian Culbertson is opening the door for users of the Kompoz site to utilize original tracks from his song “Beautiful Liar” as source material to create an entirely new ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Culbertson’s "Another Long Night Out" Debuts At No. 1

Brian Culbertson’s "Another Long Night Out" Debuts At No. 1

Hitmaker revisits his contemporary jazz roots joined by an all-star cast to reinterpret his debut album 20 years later. Los Angeles, Calif. (7 March 2014): Twenty years after the release of his debut album, “Long Night Out,” award-winning contemporary jazz/R&B multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson completely reimagined the collection as “Another Long Night Out,” his 14th album and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Culbertson Gears Up For “Another Long Night Out”

Brian Culbertson Gears Up For “Another Long Night Out”

Album pre-orders underway as the first single, “Fullerton Ave.” featuring Chuck Loeb, earns the highest debut on the Billboard chart and the music video premieres. Los Angeles, Calif: Twenty years in the making, the album multi-instrumentalist hitmaker Brian Culbertson wanted to record ever since he was a 20-year-old music student at DePaul University recording demos in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

An Intimate "Christmas Song" From Brian Culbertson

An Intimate "Christmas Song" From Brian Culbertson

Los Angeles, Calif.: With the holiday season on his mind, contemporary jazz-R&B star Brian Culbertson recently took a break from recording his forthcoming “Another Long Night Out” album, sat down at the Mason & Hamlin grand piano in his studio and played a stark, emotionally stirring rendition of “The Christmas Song.” Enjoying his newfound freedoms as ...


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