After over 35 years in the US Military ‘Colonel’ Lutalo Olutosin finally allowed Sweet Lu Olutosin to take center stage as he embraced the Jazz Vocalist that had flourished within him since childhood.
Today Lu is a Bandleader, featured Soloist, and TwinsMusic Recording Artist. His most recent CD release Sweet Lou's Blues enjoyed a 12-week top 20 ranking on the 2015 National (US) Jazz Charts and is receiving glowing reviews in industry standard publications like All About Jazz, Cadence Magazine, Jazz USA, Jazz Times and Others. The CD has been given a 5- Star rating on Amazon.com.
Most recently, Sweet Lu and his sextet captivated a capacity crowd at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a featured artist of the 2015 DC Jazz Festival. Prior to the Kennedy center performance Lu spent the Spring touring Europe headlining Frank Sinatra Centennial tribute shows with the Antonio Ciacca Orchestra to rave reviews. Southern Italian promoters and audiences were so impressed with Sweet Lu’s stage presence and virtuosity that they immediately requested return performance dates which Lu will complete July – August of this year.
Here is what critics are saying about “Sweet Lu Olutosin”
“... after the first part in a trio, the pianist presented the special guest, for the first time in Italy, the vocalist Sweet Lu Olutosin. One approach explosives, a mix of soul, blues, mainstream, soloing style vocalese - then added with original (Lyrics) texts - a stage presence that can warm up the audience, a display of medium and low register but then able to surprise with successful forays in the tall one with a clear timbre that recalled the teaching of soul singer James Ingram”. http://www.napolidavivere.it/2015/03/19/45-eventi-a-napoli-per-il-weekend-21-22-marzo-2015/