Jazz and Improvised Music Composer, Drummer, and Percussionist
Alex Louloudis was born in Drama, Greece, in 1993 and started playing drums and percussion
when he was 9. He performed professionally for the first time when he was 13.
A year before, at the age of 12, Mr. Louloudis started studying drums and classical percussion at
the Conservatory of Music in Drama under the guidance of Mr. Fotis Valeras. He went on to play
with various local bands and percussion ensembles while taking lessons with master drummer
Nikos Vargiamides, performing outside Drama, playing a variety of hand percussion at traditional
Greek music festivals, and studying Jazz and Afro-Cuban music.
Mr. Louloudis received a scholarship to study at the renown university The New School for Jazz
and Contemporary Music. He was also awarded the Eubie Blake Scholarship, and the ‘Kostas
Kouvidis’ Scholarship for drummers, from the ‘You Are What You Do, Kostas Kouvidis’
organization. Mr. Louloudis graduated from The New School in December 2017.
Since moving to the United States, Mr. Louloudis has been mentored by Jeff Ballard, Francisco
Mela, Gene Jackson, Sam Ulano, Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Charles Tolliver, Oliver Lake,
Anthony Coleman, Jane Ira Bloom, Andy McKee, Yosvany Terry, Amir Ziv, and Master Drummer
and founder of the Michael Carvin School of Drumming, Mr. Michael Carvin. Mr. Louloudis has
also recorded and played with luminaries such as Ahmed Abdullah, Gary Bartz, Charles Tolliver,
Diane Moser, Fabrizio Sotti, The New York Jazz Philharmonic, Bobby Sanabria, Yunior Terry, Todd
Reynolds, David Lang, Bang On A Can, Warren Smith and Rafael Statin; and he has performed
at countless venues such as Fat Cat Music, Melrose Ballroom, The Greek Cultural Center in NY,
Shrine, Harlem School of Arts, Nublu, The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), Nuyorican
Poets Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club, the Zinc Bar, Arnold Hall, Shapeshifter Lab, The Glass Box
Theater, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The
Experimental Center for the Arts in Thessaloniki, De Ruimte in Amsterdam, and the ancient
Greek theater in Philippi.
Mr. Louloudis is endorsing Agner Drumsticks.