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, Mark Mullins of Harry Connick Jr.’s Band, Tricia Boutte, Marva Wright and Dave Anderson of the Louisiana Philharmonic and many, many more.
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As a Composer, Louis writes for live bands, dance, TV, video games, indie movies and commercials. Louis co wrote and released three albums with Dan Sumner as Permagrin. 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. They also performed 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. 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 CENTER, a collaborative project between visual artists and composers, in Los Angeles, California. In 2010 Louis was commissioned to arrange his composition, Take Me There, for the University of Monroe guitar ensemble. Additionally, his composition, Tyco at the Gates was licensed to the major motion picture, Cool it. Recent credits include scoring live theater (The Bakkhai), video games (The Dark Ages of Titan, Corpse Wagon), the modern ballet (Interior Borders by choreographer, Joan Buttram, at University of Georgia) and recording drums on the new theme song for the Squidbillies on Cartoon network.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:0pm Admission: $23.