Luke Hendon draws from the tradition of the legendary gypsy guitar of Django Reinhardt and comes out swinging, soulful, funky, fresh, and innovative with his own project. In this stripped down acoustic setting, Luke's guitar takes center stage. Luke has been a session guitar player doing pop, funk, blues, folk, rock, jazz, and world music in a plethora of settings. He has opened for legendary acts such as Al Green, Sun Ra, and Los Lobos, performed on Broadway, composed and recorded for television and film, worked with dance ensembles, cruise ships, theatre companies, and bands. Recently he became obsessed with the music of the great Django Reinhardt and started playing around the NYC area with Gypsy Jazz groups as a sideman. His Acoustic Combo takes a step into the present drawing on these rich traditions while infusing his own voice and influences of today.
New York City
I have a wide range of experience playing and teaching many styles of music from
rock, pop to jazz to gypsy jazz. I except all levels of students and say attention to the
individuals desires, style and needs when teaching. I believe everyone learns in their
own way and it is my job to expose people to the material and give them avenues to
unlocking their potential with music.
I am currently offering clinics on guitar technique in playing the style of music "gypsy