Guitarist Luke Brouillette will present a recital at Northwestern State University Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Brouillette, an adjunct faculty member at NSU, will be joined by Valeria Perez Espinosa and Andrew Powers on guitar, Leo Cole on bass and Sammy Nix on drums.
The program will include “Invention No. 4” by Bach featuring Brouillette and Espinosa, “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma, “Days of Wine and Roses” by Mancini and Mercer, “Angel Eyes” by Dennis and Brent featuring Brouillette and Powers, “Summertime” by George Gershwin and “Breezin’” by Bobby Womack.
Also on the program are “Killer Joe” by Benny Golson, “Misty” by Errol Garner, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Durham, “Mr. Small” by Brouillette, “Mr. Magic” by Grover Washington and “Way Cool” by Brouillette” featuring Brouillette, Cole and Nix.
Brouillette joined Northwestern State’s faculty in 1994. He holds a Diploma of Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Brouillette works as a professional musician in popular and jazz music. He performs live and in recording studios as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, bandleader and sideman. Brouillette has performed with the NSU Jazz Orchestra, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and other university ensembles as well as part of theatre productions. He leads the jazz group The Trio and performs a jazz duo with Powers.