Internationally acclaimed and dynamic Haitian entertainer Joseph Frantz Louis, performs and composes jazz, reggae, Haitian folk songs, intertwined with Brazilian and African rhythms, for a global sound that is like none other. For over 25 years, Joseph has been among the most beloved instrumentalists in the Washington Metropolitan area. Joseph has performed with many of the industries major soca and reggae artists. Joseph performs for countless music festivals and concerts throughout the US, Canada, and the West Indies, and even an official Inaugural Ball for President Bill Clinton.
What to Expect
Professional conduct,Punctual,respectable and focus on accomplishing an awesome performance all the time.High energy and show oriented.With years of experience playing all kind of music with a touch of class
Internationally acclaimed and dynamic Haitian entertainer Joseph Frantz Louis, founder of Le Fan Productions, LLC, performs and composes jazz, reggae, Haitian folk songs, intertwined with Brazilian and African rhythms, for a global sound that is like none other. For over twenty five years, Joseph has been among the most beloved instrumentalists in the Washington Metropolitan area, His passion for music began at a young age, playing the drums then moving on to the bass guitar. A strict upbringing forced him to hide his talents, but his fervor for music never strayed. He formed the band Boukman Experience, before moving to the United States to further his music training and pursue a professional career as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Throughout his career Joseph has maintained the middle ground between jazz and classical guitar with great style and grace. As lead guitarist for the Washington D.C. based soca group, Image Band for over twelve years, Joseph traveled and performed with many of the industries major soca and reggae artists from the United States and Canada, all the way to the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Smithsonian in recognition for his exceptional contribution and participation to the diffusion of knowledge about folk life traditions. He was nominated for Best Guitarist in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area by the WAMA Association in 1991. He has performed for countless music festivals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and the West Indies, and even an official Inaugural Ball for President Bill Clinton. On his latest compilation, Last Dread Standing – Global Beat 101, he has redefined his own unique and diverse take on musical rhythms, beats, and sound.
Specialties: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Drums
Additional Booking Notes
Solo performances: Sound equipment / acoustic equipment provided by artist
Four piece band: Back line and lighting preferred but not required.
No woman no cry,Wild World,Wonderful to nite,I shot the sheriff,One Love,Reggae Ambassador,Is this love,One Love,Take these Broken Wings,Smooth Operator,Breezing,On Broadway,Stand By Me,Where is the love,No one,True to myself,Got you on my mind,Welcome to Jam Rock,Girl from Ipanema,One Note Samba,Agua Ji Bebe,Tree little Birds Samba Pati,Oye ComoVa,Mooflower,Sunflower,Europa,Still the one,Moon dance,Amazing,Share my life,Don't stop Believing,Redemption Song,California Dreaming,Hothothot,swinging Engine,Pump me up,Turn me on,Tuja,He lives in you,Show me the way,Tutu,Romance de Amore,Air,Ave Maria,Amadis De Grece,Arabesque,Take five,Wave etc.
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Marley, Santana, Jimi Hendricks, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Luis Bonfa, Roy Ayers
No additional equipment needed
Back line for Band/Self-contain solo act