Bassist-of-choice for top-tier artists Benny Golson, Russell Malone, Monty Alexander and others, 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 jazz clubs Smoke, Smalls and Mezzrow.
Luke currently lives in Harlem, NYC and has recently appeared in concert with George Coleman, Lewis Nash, Houston Person, Carl Allen, Renee Rosnes, Alina Engibaryan, Ron Blake and many others, at venues including The Village Vanguard, Blue Note and Jazz Standard. Luke’s debut album ALCHEMIST was released in March 2017 on the Cellar Live label, featuring a cast of brilliant instrumentalists from New York’s next generation. His latest recording is his gospel-infused CHRISTMAS EP, which was self-released in December 2017.
In addition to his musical career, Luke’s passions include ice hockey, aerial photography, and disappearing into the Northern Ontario wilderness for extended periods of time. His 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”