Accomplished guitarist, Lou Volpe, has released his first Standard album of his career “Remembering Ol’ Blue Eyes”, (songs of Sinatra). Receiving rave reviews, it combines influences of jazz, bossa nova, blues and swing into his legendary unique sound.
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.
Respected by his peers and fans, Lou Volpe’s previous CDs “Can You Hear That?”, “Lou Volpe Undercovers”, and “Hear and Now” have been well received throughout the world.
“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 remind us why it was a Golden
“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 2008
“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
Jack Kleinsinger, Producer of “Highlights in Jazz “