Lou began playing piano at age 7. His mother played piano/organ while his father, a priest, sang mass with local choirs. In addition to piano, childhood musical experiences included french horn, trombone, sousaphone and trumpet. He performed in high school & municipal bands. His professional career began at the age of 16 after which he studied at Berklee College of Music.
With a strong background and love for jazz (particularly the “cool era"), Lou's repertoire also includes compositions by Debussy, Beethoven, Mozart, and Bartok. Jazz influences include Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, and Keith Jarrett. Lou has played and recorded with numerous Jazz and commercial artists throughout the United States, Europe and Canada as a featured artist and side man. Many of the recordings can be found on iTunes.
Lou plays, Kurzweil Artis, Yamaha MODX7, Roland Juno keyboards, Steinway B piano. He uses Presonus Studio One, and Sibelius software.software.