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He composed the music for the Vega School of Advertising’s five year movie, played at the North Sea Jazz Festival, opened the South African ‘Woman of the Year’ ceremony live on national TV in 2006, has played about 1600 shows for the Barnyard Theatre’s in South Africa
Chris Luke has a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) degree from The University of Cape Town. He graduated with the Bell Prize: Highest mark throughout all years for practical studies insaxophone. Chris Luke has been Jazz saxophone lecturer at WITS University in Johannesburg since 2008 and is saxophone teacher at two well known schools in Johannesburg.
Chris was student lecturer on U.C.T’s jazz-bridging program for two years (1997 – 1999). He has taught music at several institutions country wide. He was a member of the South African Police Orchestra for two years.
He composed the music for the Vega School of Advertising’s five year movie, played at the North Sea Jazz Festival, opened the South African ‘Woman of the Year’ ceremony live on national TV in 2006, has played about 1600 shows for the Barnyard Theatre’s in South Africa (writing & arranging for three of their shows), he has worked in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, toured a two-man production with Amra-Faye Right (Velma Kelly in West End’s Chicago, London) played the Superbowl as guest artist for SPAR and was in the pit for Soweto Story at the Civic and Hairspay at the Lyric.
Chris has played with the Jonathan Crossley Electric Band, and has his own original sax album. He toured Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands at the end of 2008 with Under African Skies – 76 different theatres in 3 months, and toured to Zimbabwe and Turkey in March and April of 2009. He was in Holland and The Carribean in November 2009 touring with that same show. He currently books up 12 different musicians on a regular basis for his out fit: Chris Luke Jazz and runs a jazz collective called Nurture Jazz in Johannesburg. He is fully rigged for any sax gigs from band to tracks and has his own sound.
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