Services From Luka Watabe
Luka Watabe Solo Singer Performing Vintage Style Music
Elegnat & Vintage Style 'Luka Jazz' Trio
Elegnat & Vintage Style 'Luka Vintage Jazz Band'
Beauty & elegance, a sophisticated jazz singer with a memory-making selection of songs to guarantee a perfect atmosphere for your event!
Luka was born and raised in Japan and is currently settled in London. Her passions are music, art, and history and she especially finds beauty in the glamorous world of vintage culture and jazz.
Her unique singing background started in Nagauta (traditional Japanese music which accompanies the Kabuki theatre). Later, Luka joined a jazz band in Japan. She fell in love not only with jazz songs but also the style: gorgeous dresses, perfect hair, make-up and charismatic personalities such as her idols Julie London and Peggy Lee.
Performing alongside professional jazz musicians, Luka’s rich, warm voice carries elegance with feelings. Featuring jazz standards with up-lifting
swings, beautiful ballads, relaxing bossa nova and Latin pieces, Luka’s live sets are perfectly suited to hotel residencies, drinks receptions, and private
parties. Luka has performed in London's best 5 star hotels such as The Savoy Hotel, The Londoner Hotel.
Creative to her core, Luka has created a look and sound that brings glamour to every stage. Having worked as a professional make-up artist for 10 years, Luka styles her own hair and makeup for every performance. Much of her wardrobe is bespoke too, sewing many of her stunning dresses herself.
Add elegance to your occasion, Luka and her professional musicians will provide a truly special performance with a memory-making selection of songs.
Robina Sabourin• July 30, 2022
Luka and her accompanist Rod were delightful to have with us. They arrived punctually, were very friendly and obliging, Luka looked wonderful in her own handmade dress. Her voice was deep and attractive and her song list of cool jazz extensive. Rod’s guitar accompaniment was fitting. The two created a party atmosphere at our sit-down marquee dinner. Their charm was infectious and guests gave them a big applause after their ten minute spot at a higher volume.
Although they had been willing to invite people to dance at the end of the evening, this didn’t happen but they didn’t force the issue while people were deep in conversation..
My husband and I heartily recommend Luka Watabe for her pre-party administrative efficiency and her musicianship.
Lana Thompson• Sept. 8, 2021
We hired Luka for our event in the Savoy Hotel in London and were delighted with our choice. Luka’s singing provided wonderful atmosphere during champagne reception. Her voice and appearance simply outstanding! Luka communicated well prior event. Arrival and set up was on time. Would highly recommend Luka and we would not hesitate to book Luka again if she is available!
Natasha Thakur• July 10, 2021
Luka was the most fantastic addition to our wedding! First of all, she has a wonderful voice which is evident and came through on the day. Secondly, she is gorgeous and so elegant and brings a very classy feel to events. In addition, she was also so professional and easy to work with. Before the event we chatted through what was required, she arrived early and set up seamlessly and provided all the information to use that we needed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She will bring style to your event!
Peter Goodwin• July 6, 2019
Luka is not only a complete jazz professional—with both rare and less-familiar jazz gems up her sleeve and ready to go—she also sparkles! She lit up the room (when headlining at our most recent outdoor Sultry Summer Party gig) with her evocative double-entendre in numbers such as "Teach Me Tonight" and the exotic ambience she brought to both familiar and less-well known Jobim compositions (that sounded like she just stepped off a direct flight from Rio) as well as her Cuban renditions in perfect Latin American Spanish.