Louis Ford Bio

About Louis
Louis is a fifth generation musician.  His father, Clarence  Ford was a phenomenal musician whose career span ran three decades and also performed with Fats Domino and many other jazz greats.  Louis yields from an impressive legacy of musicians which can be traced back to the  Storyville days.  Like his father, Louis is an accomplished clarinetist and saxophonist and truly dedicated to the preservation of jazz.  

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louis studied under professor Kidd Jordan at Southern University in Music Performance and Alvin Batiste. He also studied classical under principal clarinetist of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra (BME).  Louis graduated from Loyola University with a degree in music education which he has built on to create a unique sound all his own. 

Performed with:  

Alvin Batiste                 Joe Wilder                   Ink Spots              
Edward Frank              David Baker                Pat Boone          
Harry Connick, Jr.        Virgil Jones                 Rufus Reid                 
Joe Williams                 Keeter Betts                Shirelles          
Wallace Davenport    Emory Thompson       The Four Aces          
Ruth Brown                  Connie Jones             Lauren Schoenberg
Charlie Brown              Bobby Watson           Alvin Alcorn              
Bowser-Sha Na Na      Dave Bartholomew   Justin Adams              
Ricardo Lewin              Danny Barker              Gerald Adams            
Brooke Benton             Placid Adams  
          Joe Williams
Kida Jordan


Louis Ford Plays Old-Time New Orleans Jazz
Geraldine Wyckoff profiles jazz musician Louis Ford for the August 2014 issue of OffBeat Magazine. Press pic to view article   Photo credit: Lynn Masterson O'Shea
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TV Show Appearances: 
Tonight Show - Johnny Carson  
Tonight  Show - Jay Leno  
Japanese Game Show - Name That Tune - Bob French and his Tuxedo Jazz Band  
MTV - Harry  Connick Jr. Album -  Blue Light/Red Light  
Arsenio Hall  
New Orleans Local News Station - WWL Morning News Live Music Broadcast - Harry Connick Jr. 
Christmas Show with Carol  Burnett and Aaron Neville

TV Commercials
Music Video

Sheryl Crow  
Budweiser Beer Dedication to the 1984 Worlds Fair in New Orleans  
WWOZ - Live Broadcast of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & French Quarter Festival  
Sheryl Crow  

Jazz Festivals  
The New Orleans All Stars - Denmark with Norbert Susemihl
JazzBattaklang-Dendermonde, Belgium
Arendahi, Norway Jazz Festival  
Sun Valley, Idaho Jazz Festival 
Montreal International Jazz Fest  
Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival  
Sacramento Jazz Festival 
Connecticut Great Traditional Jazz Festival  
Tampere Jazz Happening- Tampere, FIN, Finland  
Jazz a-Vienne Festival - Vienne, France  
All That Heritage and Jazz Festival - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Manly International Jazz Festival - Sydney, NSW, Australia  

Jazz Marathon - Wakayama City, Japan  
Lillehammer Jazz Festival - Lillehammer, Norway  
New Orleans Jazz Ascona
Lugano Festival Jazz - Lugano and Mendirsio,  Switzerland
Bix Beiderbecke- Davenport, Iowa

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  
Brooke Benton  
Harry Connick, Jr. - US and European Tour

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