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Louis Romanos began his career in music in West Hartford, CT winning first chair in the award-winning Pops ‘n’ Jazz band. This opportunity led to region competitions where Louis won awards for outstanding musicianship. He was also offered a scholarship to attend the Berkley School of Music which he turned down to go to the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, to study music and philosophy. He was a professional musician in the Big Easy for 15 years. He has performed and recorded with a number of renowned musicians including Charles and Cyril Neville, Stanton Moore, Chuck Leavell (music director and pianist for the Rolling Stones and Allman Brothers), Keith Richards, John Mayer, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Danny Barnes , Al Hirt, Brian Seeger of Moore and More, Dave Easley of Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band, Charlie Miller of Dr. John’s band, Jazz Legend Earl Turbinton, Mark Mullins of Harry Connick Jr.’s Band, Tricia Boutte of Galactic, Rich Vogel of Galactic, Skeric, Dave Anderson of the Louisiana Philharmonic and many, many more. Louis also extensively toured Europe with New Orleans R & B singer, Marva Wright. In 1997, Louis formed the live electronica band, Permagrin, with co founder, Dan Sumner. They have performed in SXSW music conference, the NOW music festival, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Indy Jazz Fest, the Boom Boom Room in San Fransisco, and were nominated for best electronica band in New Orleans in 2005 Big Easy Awards. They also perform clinics at universities on the use of sample and MIDI technology in live settings. In 2004, Permagrin licensed “Classical” to the documentary movie “ Plane Spotting”. While continuing to write for Permagrin, Louis began writing for his own jazz quartet, as well as for various musicians and choreographers. In 2005, Louis was commissioned to write 5 works for the “Confederacy of Dances” performance in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center. Louis's music has been featured several times on National Public Radio and WTUL, WWNO, and WWOZ radio. In 2006, Louis wrote “Light Waves” for visual artist and Chicago producer, Nancy Bechtol, and together they have a work on Culture T.V. Louis also composed about a dozen pieces for C-E-N-T-E-R, a collaborative project between visual artists and composers, in Los Angeles, California. Currently, Louis performs in the USA and Europe with his jazz quartet, LRQ, and world music quartet, Dromedary.

Electric Lou   Louis romanos, Athens, United States

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