All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Luke Vajsar

Luke Vajsar Luke Vajsar

Luke Vajsar was born in Prague, Czech Republic on May 17, 1979. In 1989 he immigrated to Hamilton, Canada with his brother and parents. When given the opportunity to play music at the age of 10 in elementary school, he immediately became interested. Even though he selected bass as his instrument he was given the trombone by his teacher and developed his skills on the instrument to a level where he was an important part in the best of big bands in his city and neighboring regions; winning national and provincial awards through to 1999. Also, he began playing guitar at this time and kept playing till finally he got his hands on a bass at the age of 13. He transferred his guitar skills to bass playing and became involved with many bands and musicians from his neighborhood. Throughout this time he became inspired to perform solo as well. Solo bass performances led to the recording of ten solo albums “Rough Times? Good Times?” “In the Loop” “Soundtracks”, “Prospect”, “Electric Eel” “Solus”, “Quakes”, “Flash Visions”, “Selected Poems by Luke Vajsar” and “Rough Around the Edges” . Luke is now a full-time member of a band named CODEX (www.codexmusic.com) and is constantly performing solo or with guests. He plays live mostly solo bass around the Toronto area. He likes to describe his music as experimental lounge due to his atmospheric melodies and grooves combined with experimental sounds of the instrument

Read more

Tags

“This song’s (Let it Flow) a beauty for one of those days when words just won’t quit and all you want to do is slide away on a great bass line.” Alan Cross - alancross.ca

“He is quite simply an incredibly talented player” Andrew Powell - Founder of The Gate Magazine

“(Hypnotic Smash) One of the funkiest bands Toronto has to offer.” Toronto Sessions 279 - TV show

“This guy’s a nose-to-the-grindstone, eyes-to-the-sky kind of musician. The sounds he makes on his lone instrument are astoundingly unique. With one bass, he’s able to compound a musical quality akin to an entire orchestra.” Caitlin Hoffman - www.biggerthanbeyonce.com

Albums

Album Adventure by Luke Vajsar

Adventure

Self Produced
2013

buy

Watch

Similar

Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
bass, electric
Marc Ribot Marc Ribot
guitar
Rufus Reid Rufus Reid
bass, acoustic
Arild Andersen Arild Andersen
bass, acoustic
Steve Clarke Steve Clarke
bass, electric
Brandi Disterheft Brandi Disterheft
voice / vocals
Gino Foti Gino Foti
bass, electric

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.