Lou Caimano is a saxophonist, composer, educator and administrator, and has been a working member of the Greater New York area musician’s free-lance community since 1981.
Lou is the composer/arranger of numerous jazz fusion, new age and commercial compositions, including CD releases “Manhattan Twilight” and the first “Dyad” collaboration with Eric Olsen. Performance credits include the Broadway orchestras of A Chorus Line, Baby, CATS, Dancin’, David Copperfield, Evita, 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, Mame, Manhattan Showboat, Woman of the Year and Shrek the Musical; as well as the Saxophonist “Salaire” at Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, Musique Municipal, Orchestre de Harmonie, and the Lansing Symphony. Performed on saxophone with such well-known acts as The Four Tops, The Temptations, the Mellow Kings, Gary Burton, Urbie Green, Jimmy Holmes, Arnie Lawrence, John Mahegan, Rita Moreno, Marvin Stamm, Larry Stuart, Enzo Stuarti, Clark Terry, Jerry Vale and Nancy Wilson. He has appeared in the movies “Muppets Take Manhattan” and “The Juror” and has performed on “France Inter,” the French National Radio Station.
Mr. Caimano is currently the director of The Ridgewood Conservatory, a private Fine Arts school in Paramus, NJ that he founded in 1998. He is a Lauret Du Conservatoire De La Region De Bordeaux, France, holds Masters of Music, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science degrees from Michigan State University and has studied saxophone with Jean-Marie Londeix and Larry Teal, and improvisation with Phil Woods and Eric Kloss. He is the former Director of Jazz Studies, and Instructor of Saxophone, Flute, Bassoon and Theory at Bemidji State University, Assistant Director of the Improvisation Ensemble and Instructor of Saxophone for Music Educators at Michigan State University and has served as adjunct faculty for the City University of NewYork – QCC.