“Lou Donaldson is definitely considered one of the greatest alto sax players on the scene today and he has contributed more to the art of playing alto than about anyone around…”
Stanley News & Press, September 1993Paul Jeffrey, Tenor Saxophonist
” 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
NO FUSION — NO CONFUSION
JUST STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ, BEBOP & BLUES
LOU’S SIGNATURE TUNE
BEBOP MASTER PLAYS WEE
BEBOP MASTER PLAYS CHEROKEE
LOU PLAYS ALL TIME HIT ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO
HONORS TO LOU
Sweet Poppa Lou Unveils “Lou Donaldson Boulevard” Sign on NC Highway 740 in Hometown Badin, NC!
“Lou Donaldson Boulevard” Named in Sweet Poppa Lou’s Hometown — Badin, NC!
The Department of Transportation Named NC Highway 740 in Badin, NC
“LOU DONALDSON BOULEVARD”!
Badin, NC Seeks to Re-Name Highway “Lou Donaldson Boulevard”
January 14, 2020
Lou’s hometown Badin, North Carolina passed a resolution honoring its native son and publicly declaring its intention to re-name a portion of its NC Highway 740
“Lou Donaldson Boulevard.”
Lou Inducted Into South Florida Hall of Fame
July 28, 2019
THE SUNSHINE JAZZ ORGANIZATION, INC.
Miami, FL USA
SOUTH FLORIDA HALL OF FAME
Founder, Legendary First Lady of Jazz Alice Day