Luke Gillespie

Luke Gillespie is Professor of Music (Jazz Studies/Piano) at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. An active performer and teacher of jazz and classical piano, he has toured China, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States and won numerous awards, including best performance from the Indianapolis Jazz Competition (1994); the Indianapolis Star (1993); and the Copland Piano Concerto Competition at Indiana University (1990).  Gillespie has recorded with Arts Center Jazz Collective, David Baker, Bruce Bransby, Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra (including CDs,Basically Baker Volume 1 and 2), James Campbell, Steve Davis (drums), Everett Greene, Mike Hackett, Steve Houghton, Jazz Fables, Sylvia McNair, Dominic Spera, Wanda Stafford, Tom Walsh, the Aebersold Jazz Play-Along, Vol. 76 (“How to Learn Tunes” by David Baker), a solo jazz piano CD, Footprints (RIAX Records, 2003) and trio CDs, Live at the Station (Watercourse Records, 2008), and Third Base Line (Watercourse Records, 2011), and has performed with Jamey Aebersold, Eric Alexander, Ron Blake, Ralph Bowen, John Clayton, Jeff Coffin, John Fedchock, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Bunky Green, Jimmy Heath, Nicole Henry, Javon Jackson, Ingrid Jensen, Kelley Johnson, Pat LaBarbera, David Liebman, James Moody, Ed Neumeister, Rich Perry, Chris Potter, Rufus Reid, Arturo Sandoval, Walter Smith III, Jim Snidero, Dave Stryker, Willie Thomas, Allen Vizzutti, Bennie Wallace, Bill Watrous, Rodney Whitaker, Pablo Ziegler, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. He has published articles on the aesthetics of jazz and classical music, is the author of Stylistic II/V7/I Voicings for Keyboardists (2000, 3rd printing 2015), published by Jamey Aebersold, and adapted the new Jamey Aebersold Play-Along Volume 1 for Piano (2015).  Gillespie also teaches summer jazz camps at the Shell Lake Arts Center (Shell Lake, WI), Music For All/Bands of America (Ball State University and Illinois State University), and Interlochen Arts Center (Interlochen, MI).

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