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International Jazz Guitarist,
Lou Volpe in Concert with his Quartet

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019, 8pm – 10:30 John Birks Gillespie Theater
53 East 11th Street, New York City

Lou Volpe’s show is full of good rhythm feel with guitar virtuosity and a unique sound is the backdrop for spirited and soulful versions of songs from the Sinatra era to Clapton & Santana, to Sting & Michael Jackson, with a salute to jazz greats and pop stars (many of whom Lou has played with) along the way. Some exciting originals are also part of Lou’s personable & inspiring show, including a sampling of his new music from his soon to be released CD, BEFORE AND AFTER (Jazz Guitar Records), BEFORE AND AFTER will release October/November 2019.

“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

MORE ABOUT LOU VOLPE

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. His tours have included the U.S, Europe, Africa and Japan

Tickets available at door for $15 night of performance

Lou Volpe, a native New Yorker, 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.

Lou’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 Minelli, Roberta Flack, Phoebe Snow, The Manhattan Transfer and numerous others; touring extensively with Judy Collins, Bette Midler and the legendary Herbie Mann (for whom he composed, arranged and co-produced) has placed him as a sought-after performer either as a solo guitarist or in concert with his group.

Lou Volpe is one of the greatest guitarists.”

Joey Reynolds

His yearly group concert at the Gillespie Theater in NYC is filmed and shown on cable TV.  He has performed at Lincoln Center with Herbie Hancock and as a solo artist at the Montreal Jazz Festival. 

His tours have included the U.S., Europe, Africa and Japan.

What People Are Saying

Give a Listen

“Lou Volpe is a great guitarist. You should hear this guy play.”

George Benson

On Style

“Lou Volpe’s guitar stylings evoke memories of the Golden Age of American Pop Music and remind us why it was a Golden Age.

Jack Kleinsinger Producer

A Supreme Gift

“Every time he plays a single note I’m so taken away with his artistry and supreme gift.”

Sid Bernstein

Exciting

“Riveting, exciting…Jazz as it was meant to be. I really do mean that.” 

Joe Franklin

Ways To Contact Us

Elaine Zimmer

(917) 861-9049

booking@louvolpejazz.com