Lou Marini

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Sultry, seductive, singular, the celebrated sounds of saxophonist “Blue Lou” Marini continue to electrify and inspire audiences all over the world. For Marini, music is language. A seasoned performance artist, arranger, and composer, he is fluent in jazz, rock, blues, and classical. Accomplished on soprano, alto, and tenor sax, flue, piccolo, alto flute, and clarinet, he is truly one of the industry’s most prolific luminaries with a tireless commitment to the evolution of his craft.

Lou Marini’s list of achievements spans a rich and diverse spectrum of both venue and genre. No stranger to the daunting rigors of television, Lou was one of the original members of the Saturday Night Live Band, playing on the show from 1976 to 1983. A vivid memory for many veteran SNL audiences is Lou’s unforgettable saxophone solos at the open and close of each show, and of course his trademark long hair and funky mustache.

“Blueness,” as Lou is also known, was the saxophone soloist for Billy Preston’s band on NIGHTLIFE, hosted by comedian David Brenner, and has made numerous appearances on the DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW, the Grammy Awards, as well as countless network television specials such as Aretha Franklin’s duet special and a special for the AIDS foundation featuring Dionne Warwick and Elton John.

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Smile

Planet Arts Records
2020

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Starmaker

Blujazz Productions
2012

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Lou's Blues

Chase Music Group
2004

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Stammpede

MCA Records
1983

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Smile

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