Chill Factor

Chill Factor

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Chill Factor was commissioned by the Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Band in the fall of 2010 for a performance with “Blue Lou” Marini.

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Chill Factor was commissioned by the Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Band in the fall of 2010 for a performance with “Blue Lou” Marini. Lou was one of the original members of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1976-1983. In the cult classic film with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd’s 1980 “The Blues Brothers, Lou played band member and saxophone soloist as “Blue Lou”. The roster of legendary performance artists with whom he has worked continues to grow, and includes such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Donald Fagen, Jose Carreras, Maureen McGovern, Lou Reed, and Frank Zappa. In addition to collaborating with acclaimed individual artists, “Blue Lou has played with a diverse plethora of some of the industry’s most prominent bands such as Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Blood Sweat & Tears, and The Band. A great lover of big bands, Lou has also had the honor of performing with some of his childhood idols, most notably Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, and Doc Severinson. Recently, he recorded his own big band album, co-produced with pianist Ray Reach [LOU’S BLUES – Lou Marini & the Magic City Jazz Orchestra], recorded on most of the horn tracks for the new Steely Dan Album TWO AGAINST NATURE, and is currently touring with trumpeter, Lew Soloff. In 2001 [also 2003 & 2005], Lou toured with James Taylor in the U.S. and is on James’ “October Road” album. In 2010, Lou released a jazz album with composer Misha Segal entitled “The Blue Lou and Misha Project – Highly Classified. This album is available on the official website: http://www.bluelouandmisha.comLou lives in New York City’s Upper West Side. His son, Lou Marini, Jr., is proudly following in his father’s footsteps.

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