• ” He’s listened to just about everyone, and not only alto players. With this knowledge of the entire jazz language,
    Lou is definitely an individual voice.”

    Horace Parlan
  •  “The octogenarian virtuoso has lost little to the passing decades.”

    The Chicago Tribune
  • “He remains the leading exponent of this soul-jazz approach. Yet even at its bluesiest, his playing remains informed by bebop.”

    The New York Times
  • “My first impulse is always to describe Lou Donaldson as the greatest alto saxophonist in the world.”
    The New York Sun, January 2007

    Will Friedwald

NO FUSION — NO CONFUSION

JUST STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ, BEBOP & BLUES

 Lou Donaldson in Concert at Kennedy Center 2014-for slider

LOU’S SIGNATURE TUNE

Lou's Signature Tune: Blues Walk

Lou’s Signature Tune: Blues Walk

BEBOP MASTER PLAYS WEE

BEBOP MASTER PLAYS CHEROKEE

LOU PLAYS ALL TIME HIT ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO

TOUR DATES

Lou Donaldson Quartet  

Date City Venue Country
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - Monday, July 6, 2015 Tokyo Blue Note Tokyo Japan
Sunday, August 2, 2015 Newport, Rhode Island Newport Jazz Festival United States

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HONORS TO LOU FROM THE JAZZ COMMUNITY

Lou Receives NEA Jazz Master Award

Lou With Fellow NEA Jazz Masters at BMI Award Luncheon in New York City

Lou With Fellow NEA Jazz Masters at BMI Award Luncheon in New York City

NEA Jazz Masters: Tribute to Lou

North Carolina Fine Art Award: Tribute to Lou

Lou Receives North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Award

Lou Proudly Displays North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Award 2012

Lou proudly displays North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Award

Lou proudly displays North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Award

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