Bassist-of-choice for top-tier artists Russell Malone, Johnny O’Neal, Jimmy Greene and others, 26-year-old LUKE SELLICK is a compelling newcomer on the jazz scene. Raised in the rich and eclectic musical climate of Winnipeg, Canada, Luke’s musical journey lead him to New York where he attended The Juilliard School and was mentored by legendary bassist Ron Carter. He apprenticed musically with pianist Johnny O’Neal, performing weekly in classic New York clubs Smoke, Smalls and Mezzrow.
Luke currently lives in Harlem, NYC. He has recently appeared in concert with Kenny Barron, Donald Vega, Orrin Evans, Carl Allen, Renee Rosnes and many others, at venues including The Village Vanguard, Blue Note and Jazz Standard. Luke’s debut album ALCHEMIST is due out in 2017 on the Cellar Live label, featuring a cast of brilliant instrumentalists from New York’s next generation.
Luke’s musical philosophy is epitomized in the words of J.S. Bach, that “the end of all music is none other than glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit”.