Roy's passion is the guitar. He skillfully moves between the worlds of jazz and latin music and has developed his very own, distinctive style, over the time.
The way, how Roy Louis and his Band perform their wide range of powerful songs let the listener almost feel as a part of the music.
The experienced Jazz veteran, from the Netherlands has performed with the likes of Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Roy Ayers, Isaac Hayes, Tom Brown, Ed Calle, Rachel Z, Hugo Fattoruso, Thad Jones, Toots Thielemans, Ronnie Laws, Warren Hill, Noel Pointer and Danilo Perez.
His career as a musician also includes many recordings with international established artists from Europe and the U.S.A.
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Roy is also a very gifted Composer and an Arranger in a variety of styles such as Electric Jazz, from Small Band to Big Band and Studio Orchestra, Latin Combos to Salsa Orchestra and from any style of American Popular music to Scoring for Full Orchestra.
As a Composer and Producer, he is best known among professionals for his unique compositional style, his harmonic concepts and sound productions. Especially in Jazz, R&B and other Afro-American style of music.
Roy has written countless T.V. Commercials, Jingles and Motion Picture Soundtracks.
His formal education includes: a Bachelors Degree of Music, Major in Jazz Orchestration, Commercial Arranging, Film Scoring and Directed Studies at the Berklee Colege of Music, Bosten, Massachuteees, USA
Roy is leading his own band(s), but is also available as a musical director for any given project. Cultural projects of Curacao, in cooperation with "Musaculde Foundation".
Roy received the following Awards:
- 35th JUBILEE AWARD, Curacao Department of Tourism, Curacao N.A
- ARTIST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD,
Government of the Netherlands Antilles 1998
- ARTISTS and MUSICIANS UNION AWARD, Curacao, N.A 1998
- 35th JUBILEE AWARD, REMAX Real Estate, Curacao N.A 1998
- MARIA CORNELIA MUSIC ACADEMY AWARD/ Dec 19, 1998 Curacao N.A
- CARMEN Magazine AWARD/ Dec 7, 1996 Curacao N.A
Roy is currently living in Cologne, Germany from where he is continuing
his professional career.