A native of Cremona, Italy, Luca Lombardi enjoys a dynamic career as a performer and educator. Equally comfortable in jazz, classical and pop settings, he has played for various orchestras, albums, TV shows, and musicals.
Luca regularly performs with several orchestras including Augusta Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Ensemble ‘900, Teatro alla Scala, and had the opportunity to share the stage with superb artists such as Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel, Lang Lang, and Shlomo Mintz. In chamber music settings Luca regularly collaborates with various ensembles including Modular Ensemble, Lombardi Scibelli Duo, and the Parker String Quartet. Active and in demand as a jazz musician, he has performed and recorded with Calvert Fountain, Kenosha Kid, Louis Romanos Quartet, The Whitehall Jazz Collective, and many other projects. Passionate about new music, Luca has premiered works written for him by David Peoples, regularly performed at contemporary music festivals, and composed music for bass solo.
As an educator, Luca has worked with a variety of students, having presented masterclasses in the United States, Italy, and Argentina, directed the Giuseppe Verdi school of music in Castelleone, Italy, and assisted with the University of Georgia bass studio and study abroad. Luca serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Georgia where he teaches the double bass studio and directs the jazz band.
Lombardi holds degrees in double bass performance from the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milan, Italy, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in double bass performance at The University of Georgia.