Lou Caputo has been a professional musician for over thirty years. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) he has performed in show bands with the likes of Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Shirley Basey, Jack Jones, Bobby Short, Frankie Avalon, and a host of others. As well as the many of the famous Motown acts like the Temptations and the Four Tops. Aside from this he has performed along side of Salsa legends like Candido, Bobby Sanabria and Lou Perez. Recently he has performed on Harry Connick’s latest album “Your Songs”.
Playing jazz is really closest to Lou’s heart. He has had the opportunity to perform with people like trumpeter Richard Williams, pianists Duke Jordan and Jaki Byard, drummers Walter Perkins and Mousey Alexander (in his short lived big band) vocalist Joe “Be-Bop” Carroll and Dakota Staton, bassist Chris White (including a Carnegie Hall appearance). He has spent time in the Glen Miller band under the direction of Clem DeRosa as well as the Harry James big band .He has had the good fortune to record with jazz legend Dr. Billy Taylor on guitarist Ray Rivera’s album Night Wind.
Lou is leading an eleven piece group he likes to refer to as the “Not So Big Band” which features great New York musicians like Howard Johnson, Bill Crow, Jon Eckert and Virginia Mayhew to mention a few. The group recorded their first album called “Not So Big Band”.
Club Bonafide is proud to have Lou as part of our Club Bonafide Big Band Shows.