Over 30 years experience in the world of Afro-Caribbean Music. Percussionist, Clinician, Instructor and Band Leader. Latin Percussion instructor for The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since 1999. Endorser for Evans Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals and Rhythm Tech Instruments. Luis has worked with Brian Lynch, David Hazeltine, Melvin Rhyne, Peter Bernstien, Berkly Fudge, Eddie Butts, Rick Germanson, Ko-Thi Dance Co, Buddy Montgomery and the great Cuban Percussionist Virgilio Marti. For the last 6 years Luis and his Quintet have worked with The Jazz Experience an organization that brings Jazz to Milwaukee area public schools. He has conducted clinics and workshops for The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with Dave Mancini and also with David La Mole Ortiz. For Milwaukee Public School Students with Ron Model musical director of the University of Northen Illinois Jazz orquestra and for Brookfield High School with Brian Lynch. Other clinics include The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, The University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Alverno College, Cascio Music, Milwaukee Tech College and The Percussion Gallery in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Rhythm Tech Instruments
Wilson and Alroy's Record Reviews 1996.
Powerhouse acoustic Jazz with a strong Latin component, the band clearly inspired by Eddie Palmieri (there's even a tune called Palmieri's Mood featuring his cohort Brian Lynch) but is far from derivative. Pianist Rick Germanson shows extraordinary invention and range, pounding the keys into oblivion on the swinging (title track), but playing tenderly on the Jazz standard When I Fall In Love, bassist Jim Paolo likewise is equally at home providing a Slow, Funky foundation ob Horace Silver's Safari or leaping all over the fretboard onPalmieri's Mood
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced