Louis is an up and coming bassist based in The Tri-State Area. Born into a family of professional musicians and music educators, he began his journey at the age of nine as a trumpet player. At the age of 16, he started playing the upright bass, first in his high school’s jazz ensemble, and then at Rowan University, which he attended as a music major. He currently studies bass with Douglas Mapp, as well as noted NEA Jazz Master Bassist Buster Williams. In addition, he has studied bass with Andy Lalasis, Joseph Conyers, Tom DiCarlo, David Wong, Mike Boone, and many more.
Louis has established himself as both an avid performer and lifelong student of his craft. Equally at home on upright bass and electric bass, he continues to excel in multiple genres and styles of music, including the worlds of jazz, classical, and musical theatre. He holds an active performance schedule throughout not only the Tri-State Area, but also Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. He has performed at venues including Chris’ Jazz Cafe, South Jazz Parlour, and more.
Louis also holds an active private studio, and teaches upright bass, electric bass, and cello in the jazz, classical, and popular music idioms. He also offers lessons on music theory and jazz improvisation to students of any instrument. Lessons are available on Skype as well as in-person.
Besides his forays into the world of music performance, Louis also occupies a powerful presence in the music business. In 2015, he founded Louis Pettinelli Music, which has provided live entertainment services for hundreds of public, corporate, and private events. His past and current clients include companies such as DuPont and MarineMax, and the list continues to grow.
Louis is committed to excellence not only as a musician and businessman, but as an individual.
Available for Corporate & Private Events