Lukas Vesely is an extremely talented and multi-faceted musician that released his first jazz album, Peace Prayer in 2005. This album is a mixture of styles ranging from traditional jazz to more contemporary forms of jazz featuring Lukas' very soulful jazz singing. Lukas is not only a multi-instrumentalist but is also a talented songwriter that is inspired by western classical music as well as world music. He was born in the Czech Republic and came to America at the age of three. Lukas grew up listening to a lot of early jazz recordings that his father played for him, such as those of Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, and the Swingel Singers. After high-school, Lukas received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and went on to become a professional musician. He is currently touring with his brother's rock group Secondhand Serenade. He has studied and played with such musicians as Oscar Stagnaro, Alex Acuna, and Richard Stoltzman. His current album features Scott 'E Dog' Peterson(J.C.Heard, Aretha Franklin)and Jaz Sawyer (Irvin Mayfield, Abbey Lincoln). Lukas dedicates this album, and every other project that he is a part of and will be a part of, to breaking down the walls of our differences, and finding a common path to a more positive future.
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