35 years of Award Winning, Professional, Entertainment Experience
Musician, Magician, Comedian, Actor, Host, Band Leader, Accompanist, Music Director, Entertainment Director, Management, Show Designer, Production
1983-87 US Army Bands (all music stylings with various ensembles)
FT Jackson, SC / USAESOM, Little Creek A.B., VA / Ft. Sheridan, Chicago, IL / Youngsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea / Ft. Lee, Richmond, VA - Piano, Trumpet, Concert & Marching Percussion, Principle Timpanist, Mallets
1984-85 Laughters Comedy Club
Highland Park, IL - Host / MC / Comedian
1985-86 All That Jazz (live jazz venue)
I Tae Won, Seoul, South Korea - House Band: piano player - Jesse Luke & Friends: band leader, piano player
1987-90 The Appomattox Run Tavern (piano bar / restaurant)
Petersburg, VA - House Piano Player - Jesse Luke Trio: band leader, piano player - Entertainment Director
1988-93 Wolfgang (4 piece: rock, blues, reggae)
Petersburg, VA & The Greater New England Region - Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals, Stage Design, Co-manager, Composer, Co-Writer
1993-95 Yankee Peddler Inn (restaurant, bar, inn)
Holyoke, MA - Piano Player: Dinner Music
1993-95 Geraldine’s Night Club (live music dance club)
W. Springfield, MA The Brothers Band (5 piece House Band, all music stylings): Keyboards, Vocals
1995 ... The Jesse Luke Show
My live, one-person, cabaret style, variety show with Music, Magic, Video, and Humor - Entertainer, Pianist, Magician, Comedian, Actor, Producer, Show Designer, Writer, Video Creator
1995 ... Accompanist, Music Director for Various Solo Vocalists
1995-98 Lobsterz from Marz - (New England’s Premier Grateful Dead Cover Band)
Jesse Luke’s extensive musical experience and training sets him on a pedestal of global proportions that is both heard and felt when his fingers touch the keys of a piano.
Jesse carries with him over thirty five years’ experience in professional entertainment in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia; having performed for all ages, various Heads of State, and two US Presidents.
His classical training includes six years under Professor Florence Place, of Juliard School of Music; the Chicago Symphony; and graduate of USASOM, the US Army School of Music.
Much of his professional experience stems from having performed with numerous groups and associations, including: pianist in a house band in South Korea for one year; as Piano Bar Pianist, Band Leader, and Entertainment Director in Virginia for two years; as pianist in the US Army Band in Chicago, Virginia, and Korea for four years; and as producer, musician, and magician for ‘The Jesse Luke Show’ for Elder Care Facilities for eighteen years. Jesse had also spent several years performing in US house and cover bands, including three years in ‘Lobsterz from Marz,’ New England’s Premier Grateful Dead cover band & the highly successful original rock, roots, & reggae ensemble "Wolfgang".
In addition to being musically gifted, Jesse Luke is a master magician. He can ‘wow’ any crowd with his interactive trickery and sleight of hand. Having apprenticed for five years with ‘The Great Turbini,’ Jesse now delivers a show perfect for any kind of gathering.
Jesse is happy to have a conversation to identify what kind of entertainment will fit your event’s needs. You can reach Jesse by phone at 413-348-3666 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.