Luke Weathington, Saxophone & Jazz Combos
Saxophone & Jazz Combos
Alabama native Luke Weathington has been active on the Atlanta music scene for a decade. Mr. Weathington graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Saxophone Performance in 2012; and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Jazz Studies in 2015. During his course work at KSU, Luke was a member and composer of the original music group “Sub-list” which was selected to perform at the JEN conference in 2013. His works are featured on the School of Music CD released in 2013. He was also selected to be a member of the Alumni Combo that played for the 10th anniversary of the Bailey Performing Arts Center in 2017. While at GSU, Luke held a teaching assistantship position and was in charge of combos as well as teaching co-teaching improv classes. Mr. Weathington’s teachers were Dr. Mitchel Henson, Sam Skelton, and Mace Hibbard.
As a woodwind doubler, Weathington is well versed in many genres of music. His ability to play saxophone, clarinet, and flute has kept him very busy in musical theaters around Atlanta, most notably the Fox Theater, Alliance Theatre, Lyric Theater, and City Springs Theatre.
As a sideman; Luke has had the pleasure of performing with The Temptations, The Glen Miller Orchestra, John Driskell Hopkins, Omid, Johnnie Mathis, Carmen Bradford, Francine Reed, Freddie Cole, Jackie Burnes, Alan Vache, Matt Cattigub, The Macon Pops Orchestra, The Cobb Symphony Orchestra Jazz, Joe Gransden’s Big Band, Atlanta All-Star Big Band, Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Douglas Cameron Orchestra, and The Due West Celebration Orchestra.
Weathington is proud to be a member of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra JAZZ! since 2013; as well as a founding member of the original big band music group Rebel Big Band.
Luke is currently Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University and is a member of the Parliament Faculty Jazz Ensemble as well as the Faculty/Student combo that has performed at notable jazz clubs in Atlanta. He also served as Professor of Woodwinds at Miles College 2016 to 2017. Luke is also a proud member of the Atlanta Federation of Musicians.