Bart Marantz NPR/KERA Jazz Education Interview
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Luke Marantz Biography
Download Bio Click HereLuke Marantz Luke Marantz is a Boston based pianist and composer from Texas. Born to a musical family, his studies began at a very early age with piano, voice, saxophone and visual art. A graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Marantz was awarded multiple national jazz awards during his time there including seventeen DownBeat Student Music Awards.
Luke currently attends the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he studies with Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Frank Carlberg and Jerry Bergonzi. He is a member of the Boston-based band "Ro Sham Beaux" and various other groups in the Boston area including leading his own trio "Coalescetrio".
During his young career, Luke has played with Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Tierney Sutton, Ingrid Jenson and Antonio Hart. He has performed across the country and in Canada at such venues as the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, New England's Jordan Hall, the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, the Vail Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in Canada, the Jazz Educators Network Conference in New Orleans and the Boston Jazz Week Festival.
Set to be released in September of 2011 on Red Piano Records, Luke will be featured on Ro Sham Beaux's self-titled first release.