28 year old Colombian native Luke Carlos O’Reilly was born with a passion for music. His love for Jazz specifically has elevated him to be one of few consistently in demand jazz pianists in the Philadelphia area, where he currently resides.
In 2004, Luke received his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Piano Performance from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. After spending time on the road with such jazz greats as Curtis Fuller, Dave Valentin, Red Halloway, Slide Hampton, Nicolas Payton, Bobby Watson, and, Billy Paul, Luke is finally independently releasing his debut album ‘Living In The Now’ this February, 2011.
On this album, Luke expresses his love for jazz, Latin and soul music, as well as spoken word poetry. He is accompanied on the album by several extremely talented young Philadelphia musicians, who are all making a name for themselves. The first release party will take place at Chris’ Jazz Cafe, in Philadelphia, PA.