Louis Romanos Louis Romanos

Louis Romanos studied percussion under Idris Muhammad, Johnny Vidacovich and Art Perretta.  At nineteen he moved from Connecticut to go to the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, to study music and philosophy.  Louis has since performed and recorded with a number of renowned musicians including Tommy James (Director of the  Duke Ellington Orchestra), Gene Bertoncini, Steve Masakowski, Chuck Leavell, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Charles and Cyril Neville, Al Hirt, Dave Easley of Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band, Charlie Miller of Dr. John’s band, Jazz Legend Earl Turbinton, Tricia Boutte, Marva Wright and  Dave Anderson of the Louisiana Philharmonic and many, many more. As a Composer, Louis writes for live bands, dance, TV, video games, indie movies and commercials.   His band, Permagrin, released three albums co written with Dan Sumner.  Permagrin performed in SXSW music conference, the NOW music festival, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Indy Jazz Fest, the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, and were nominated for best electronica band in New Orleans in 2005 Big Easy Awards.  Permagrin licensed Classical to the documentary movie, Plane Spotting.   Louis’s commissioned works include 5 works for the Confederacy of Dances performance in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center, Take Me There, for the University of Monroe guitar ensemble and a piece for Mirari Brass Quintet.   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.   Additionally, his composition, Tyco at the Gates was licensed to the major motion picture, Cool It

Read more
Primary Instrument

Percussion

Location

Atlanta

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Albums by Louis Romanos

Watch

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.