Louis Romanos studied percussion under Idris Muhammad, Johnny Vidacovich and Art Perretta. At nineteen he moved from Connecticut to New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, to study music and philosophy. Louis has since performed and recorded with a number of renowned musicians including Tommy James (Director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra), Gene Bertoncini, Steve Masakowski, Wycliff Gordon, Chuck Leavell, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Charles, and Cyril Neville, Al Hirt, Dave Easley of Brian Blade’s Fellowship band, Charlie Miller of Dr. John’s band, Jazz Legend Earl Turbinton, Tricia Boutte, Marva Wright, Dave Anderson of the Louisiana Philharmonic and many, many more.
As a Dance accompanist and composer, Mr. Romanos has worked with many wonderful dancers, instructers, dance schools, and dance companies including CORE, Red Dance, Risa Steinberg, Rachael Burman, Jackie Bugelici, Miguel Lopez, Joffrey Ballet School, Alvin Ailey School, UGA Dance, Brenau University and Southeast Ballet Association.
As a Composer, Louis writes for live bands, dance, TV, video games, indie movies, and other multimedia. Louis’s commissioned works include 5 works for the Confederacy of Dances performance in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center, Take Me There, for the University of Monroe guitar ensemble, and Baltic Blues for the Mirari Brass Quintet. Louis wrote Light Waves for visual artist and Chicago producer, Nancy Bechtol, and together they have a work on Culture T.V. Louis also composed about a dozen pieces for C-E-N-T-E-R, a collaborative project between visual artists and composers, in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, his composition, Tyco at the Gates was licensed to the major motion picture, Cool It.
Recent composer credits include a dystopian futuristic score for the short movie, Odessa, an action score for Fira’s Game, and an uplifting score for the feature documentary, Pink and Blue: the colors of hereditary cancer. Louis scored live theater The Bakkhai, video games The Dark Ages of Titan, Corpse Wagon, the modern ballet piece Interior Borders by choreographer, Joan Buttram, at the University of Georgia. Mr. Romanos recorded drums on the theme song for the Squidbillies on the Cartoon network.
Currently, Mr. Romanos leads and writes for his own group, The Louis Romanos Trio which will release its debut album in 2022 and his Quartet released Serenity in 2017. His groups have performed concerts and clinics in the mainland USA, Hawaii, and Europe. Mr. Romanos recently developed a workshop for Brenau University Dance Department teaching dancers basic music and communications skills needed for cross-discipline collaboration.