11/20/16Scotland tour

Wed Nov 23: EDINBURGH, Jazz Bar,
Thu Nov 24: ABERDEEN, Blue Lamp,
Fri Nov 25: GLASGOW, Arlington Baths Club,
Sat Nov 26: EYEMOUTH, Hippodrome,
with Doug Hough on drums and Euan Burton on bass

11/20/16you can have all of my music for free

go ahead, just ask :-)

02/03/16Sophie Bancroft \"Songs\" in 2015 top 50 Scottish CDs

Herald Scotland best-of-2015 review

02/01/16concerts with Sophie Bancroft, Jess Abrams

Glasgow Mitchell Theater // Eyemouth Hippodrome // Edinburgh Jazz Bar // Edinburgh College

02/08/15sophie bancroft's "songs" released

scottish shows june 5-10, stay tuned

01/21/15new "sugar plum fairies"

january session in los angeles

08/07/14recording with logan heftel, richard green, karl lisovsky

old friends and some freelancing

05/29/14sophie bancroft's next album

pre-production and arranging

03/15/14re-location to germany.

12/09/122012 - 17 weeks on radio jazz charts.

10/17/12Back in California, playing gigs and organizing a UK tour.

07/23/1244 shows in Scotland

August 4-26: 2 afternoon shows daily at The Jazz Bar Venue #57, 1a Chambers Street Edinburgh, UK. (no show Mon 20 Aug)
Details here: http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/music/louis-durra-trio

06/14/12"the best of all possible worlds" #5 on CMJ radio jazz charts

06/07/12#9 on CMJ radio jazz charts

05/30/12"the best of all possible worlds" #11 on CMJ radio jazz charts

05/23/12#13 on CMJ College Radio Jazz Charts!

05/16/12#22 on CMJ radio jazz charts, 115 stations

"The Best Of All Possible Worlds" went out to radio in April. After one month, 115 stations are playing it in USA and Canada. This is thrilling news for us!

04/30/1298 radio stations playing "The Best OF All Possible Worlds"

04/19/12edinburgh fringe festival shows with sophie bancroft in august.

04/15/12"The Best Of All Possible Worlds" released

CD release. Eccentric versions of Tears For Fears, Feist, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette. Jerry Kalaf - drums, Larry Steen - bass, DJ Rob Swift.

04/03/12we're now playing 4 nights a week: Tuesdays at Bandera

ongoing Tuesday nights 6-10 at Bandera, West LA.
ongoing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at South Beverly Grill

02/06/12Recording sessions for new trio album

two days of tracking at Tritone Recording in Glendale, CA. Eccentric versions of KT Tunstall, Beatles, Mexican pop.

08/21/11Great reception in Scotland!

4 STARS in the SCOTSMAN, 5 STARS in the HERALD -- & a Bank Of Scotland ANGEL AWARD.

08/08/11Off to the Fringe Festival.

I'll be leading a trio, playing from 8/8 to 8/27 at the Jazz Bar on Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Also playing shows with Richard Shelton and Magdalena Reising.

04/24/11April Recording:

Allie Webb /// Lucy Punch, Zeffin Hollis /// Daniel Zeidman /// Joel Kling, Ryan Doolittle /// Larry Steen /// Emily Allerton

02/07/10October Recording:

Arrogant Doormats /// Daniel Zeidman /// Emily Allerton /// Carol Higgins /// Miriam Cutler Film Score

01/11/10December/January recording:

/// Moris Tepper album /// "God Willing" (documentary) /// Elizabeth Bailie album project /// Kelsey Smith /// "Beautiful Darling" (documentary) ///

"Beautiful Darling" will premiere next month at the Berlin Film Festival and will air on Sundance Channel.

07/25/07CD release

"What We Have" CD released -
Larry Koonse - guitar
Domenic Genova, Dan Lutz, Larry Steen - bass
Scott Breadman - percussion
Jerry Kalaf - drums
Talley Sherwood, Ken Kugler, Steve Krause - recording/mixing/mastering

07/24/07"Satellites" in Scotland

I'm playing the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for the month of August with Taylor Negron and Lilli Haydn.

10/10/06ovation award nomination

the ovations are the los angeles stage aliiance's awards for excellence in theater. the voters are theater professionals chosen by the alliance. I was nominated best musical director for my work on "play it cool". the show was also nominated for best world premiere musical and best lead actress in a musical.

07/11/06Play It Cool extended

Play It Cool, a jazz musical, has extended it's run two weeks due to great houses. I am arranger, music director and pianist for this show. We have had great press, sellout houses, standing ovations for the show.

07/11/06DVD release

"Caught! Louis Durra Trio Live and in the Studio" has been released. This is a long-form music DVD of the trio in concert and in the studio with rehearsal and interview segments. The DVD looks and sounds very good, we're quite proud of it!