Artie Shaw’s “innovations, musical depth, and swinging style placed him firmly in the pantheon of 20th century big band and jazz musicians,” according to Claudia Luther in the Los Angeles Times.
Good friend and CalJAS House Concert Host, Luther is involved in the music business in a number of ways:
- As a musician, he currently leads The Cannonball-Coltrane Project, as well asLuther Hughes & Friends: Remembering The Nat King Cole Trio, andH.E.R.K. Artists he has performed include Quincy Jones, Joe Pass, Patti Page, and the Fifth Dimension.
- As a record producer and music publisher, Luther heads up Primrose Lane Music, which he founded in 2004.
- As an educator, Luther currently teaches at Cal State University in Fullerton Ca. and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo Ca. He has taught at Cal State University Long Beach Ca. , Goldenwest College in Huntington Beach Ca. , the Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca., Rio Hondo College in Whittier Ca. and formerly served as the Southern California Regional Director for Bruce Forman’s JazzMasters Workshop.
Selected Vocals will be performed by vocalists Becky Hughes and Dale Boatman