Lukas Hein studied music as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, gigged around Humboldt County for a few years, and earned a master's degree from Western Oregon University in 2011. He currently lives in Saint Lucia, working at the Saint Lucia school of Music and staying involved in the local jazz scene.
Some of the players he's known, played with and learned from include Marvin “Doc” Holladay (currently residing in Ecuador!), Larry Miller from Nanaimo, British Columbia, and Robert Crowell, Warren Rand, Renato Caranto and Mel Brown from Portland, Oregon. Shao Way Wu, a wonderful bass player and from Arcata, California has also helped me immensely.Studying with Tom Bergeron at Western Oregon University was a real treat! And of course, the members of Dialeto Brasileiro have had a huge impact on my musical life; if you don't know these players, look them up: Cassio Vianna, Wagner Trindade and Claudio Felix.
Christopher Woitach is a jazz guitarist and composer living in Portland, Oregon. He performs a wide range of jazz styles, from Dixieland to Free jazz, Ragtime to Bebop. His compositions reflect his diverse musical tastes and abilities, and combine the intricicies of Baroque counterpoint with the freedom of modern jazz.
Christopher Woitach has played with many nationally and internationally known artists, including Bernadette Peters, Rich Little, Hank Roberts, Bob Mover, Tony Monaco, Mel Brown, and John Stowell. He regularly performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, and at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada.
Woitach’s recordings have been played on broadcast and internet radio stations across the globe. They have received excellent reviews from such respected jazz publications as Jazz Improv and Cadence, and internet sites including Jazzguitar.de and Jazzreview.com.