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February 2019 accomplished guitarist Lou Volpe will be releasing his newest CD “Before and After”. It combines influences of jazz, bossa nova and blues and except for two Standards all were composed by him. His last CD “Remembering Ol’ Blue Eyes”, (songs of Sinatra) received rave reviews and has gotten airplay throughout Europe as well as here in the US. A native New Yorker, Lou Volpe is a standard not only on the New York music scene, but also recognized internationally as a master of the guitar. His artistry is combined with elegance, fire and soul coupled with a seductive, lyrical sound. Volpe’s empathetic virtuosity has allowed him to work in a wide variety of musical contexts while developing a unique approach to the guitar – a warm and lyric romanticism that illuminates the worlds of Jazz, R&B and Adult Contemporary. Having a past resume of performance and recording credits with diverse artists such as Peggy Lee, Chaka Khan, Bo Diddley, David “Fathead” Newman, Chet Baker, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Hampton, Roberta Flack, Phoebe Snow, The Manhattan Transfer and numerous others; touring extensively with Bette Midler, Judy Collins and the legendary Herbie Mann (for whom he composed, arranged and co-produced) has recognized his talent as a sought-after performer either solo or with his group. Interesting mentions: A performance with Herbie Hancock at Lincoln Center; A solo performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival; Televised concerts in NYC at the John Birks Gillespie Theater (for Jazz), as well as a presentation by The Apollo Theater, NYC, for recognition of his performances in Harlem “The Jazz Capital” of NYC

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“Lou Volpe is a great guitarist. You should hear this guy play!” George Benson, musician “Lou Volpe’s guitar stylings evoke memories of the Golden Age of American Pop Music and reminds us why it was a Golden Age.” Jack Kleinsinger, Producer of Highlights in Jazz “ “Every time he plays a single note I’m so taken away with his artistry and supreme gift.” Sid Bernstein, Music Producer and Promoter “Riveting, exciting…jazz as it was meant to be. I really do mean that.” Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio “If you like Sinatra you’ll like Lou Volpe.” Sid Mark, Radio Personality “Sounds of Sinatra” “Lou Volpe is one of the greatest guitarists.” Joey Reynolds, Radio Personality “Volpe plays an inventive and entertaining groove.” 20th Century Guitar Magazine “Lou Volpe is one of the best in the business.” “Lou Volpe, contemporary jazz guitarist, uses cool guitar and feel-good grooves to present a new soulful jazz view of familiar tunes with a touch of Brazil.” “He has the hardness of Wes Montgomery…” Syracuse Post Standard “Lou Volpe is a guitarist who has the groove down pat, with the harmonic and melodic sensibilities to put a personal stamp on all his flights.” Nick Jones, All About Jazz “I hadn’t heard of Lou Volpe before, but I’ll be very happy to hear a lot more of him in the future.” Tony Augarde, Guitar International



Album Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes by Lou Volpe

Remembering Ol' Blue...

Jazz Guitar Records

Album Hear And Now by Lou Volpe

Hear And Now

Self Produced

Album Here and Now by Lou Volpe

Here and Now

Jazz Guitar Records



Matchless Recordings


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