Eddy Louiss

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Eddy Louiss
Eddy Louiss 2011.jpg
Eddy Louiss at Paris Jazz Festival 2011
Background information
Birth name Édouard Louise
Born (1941-05-02) 2 May 1941 (age 74)
Paris, France
Genres Jazz
Instruments Hammond organ
Years active since 1957
Notable instruments

Eddy Louiss (born 2 May 1941 in Paris) is a French jazz musician.

His primary instrument is the Hammond organ. As a vocalist, he was a member of Les Double Six of Paris from 1961 through 1963.[1]

He has worked with Kenny Clarke, René Thomas, and Jean-Luc Ponty.[2] In 1971 he was a member of the Stan Getz quartet (with René Thomas and Bernard Lubat)[3] that recorded the celebrated Getz album Dynasty.

In duet, he has recorded with pianist Michel Petrucciani (1994)[4] and accordionist Richard Galliano (2002). His more recent recordings—for example, Sentimental Feeling and Récit proche—combine jazz with rock and world music.

In 1964, he was awarded the Prix Django Reinhardt.[5]



  1. ^ "Double Six of Paris", in Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 0-19-532000-X
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Eddy Louiss". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  3. ^ See for example 1971 - Stan Getz Quartet - Dum Dum Dum, on Stan Getz Community website. Retrieved 2011-07-09
  4. ^ Bill Marshall, Cristina Johnston, France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, Oxford : ABC-Clio, 2005, ISBN 1-85109-411-3, 927
  5. ^ "Les prix Django Reinhardt depuis 1955". ACADEMIE DU JAZZ. Retrieved 22 April 2010.