Boogie-woogie, R&B Led by Judd Nielsen's Boogie Woogie piano, The Jook Joint Shufflers are
Led by Judd Nielsen’s Boogie Woogie piano, The Jook Joint Shufflers are a Rhythm and Blues trio. Matt Carrillo’s tenor sax has a fat and laid back Kansas City sound and Shaka’s beautiful bluesy voice resonates with hints of Ray Charles.
Lou Caputo, a native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been a professional musician for over thirty years. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) he has performed in show bands for the
Lou Caputo, a native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been a professional musician for over thirty years. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) he has performed in show bands for the likes of Patti LaBelle, Shirley Bassey Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Jack Jones, Frankie Avalon, and a host of others. As well as the many of the famous Motown acts like the Temptations and the Four Tops. He also performed on Harry Connick’s album of classic love songs, “Your Songs.”
Playing jazz is really closest to Lou’s heart. He has performed with trumpeter Richard Williams, pianists Duke Jordan and Jaki Byard, drummers Walter Perkins and bassist Chris White (including a Carnegie Hall appearance). He’s recorded with jazz legend Dr. Billy Taylor on the album “Night Wind” Lou performed in the Richie Cole octet and also at Birdland with the Ellington band under the direction of Paul Ellington He also played for former President Bill Clinton on the occasion of Clinton’s 50th birthday.
In January 2011, Lou appeared at Ronnie Scotts in London along with Harry Allan, and Howard Alden as part of the “New York Jazz All Stars.” Aside from that, he can be heard with Joe Bataliga’s New York Big Band and the Ellington Legacy Band. Lou also plays with Howard Johnson’s ” Bear Tones,” a five-baritone sax band. Also in 2011, Lou performed at Birdland with Houston Pearson and “The Ronnie Scott All-Stars.”
Along with all this, Lou received a BA and Masters in Music from CUNY and maintains a busy schedule as a freelance musician in the New York City Metropolitan area.