Born in Barcelona (1973), Lluís is one of the most demanded pianists in the spanish Blues scene. Influenced from early age by records of Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes and Alan Price, Lluís little by little moves away from the classical piano studies to dedicate himself, in a self-taught way, exclusively to Rock & Roll. He shows very soon a surprising ability for Blues and Boogie Woogie.
Considered a specialist and awarded with the prizes “Best catalan musician 2003” and “Artista BluesCat 2006”, Lluís has given conferences and master classes on the history of Blues and Boogie Woogie piano, being one of the few pianists in Spain able to recreate the primitive styles of this genre. Lluís is often invited at European Blues & Boogie Woogie piano festivals where he stands out for his originality and powerful performances.
From his beginning, this great pianist has developed a personal touch in Blues & Boogie Woogie, creating his own compositions gathered in his records REMEMBER (Omix Records 2002), BOOGIEOLOGY (Rosazul Discos 2005) and LONELY AVENUE (Swing Alley 2006). In his Cd, BOOGIE PORTRAITS (Swing Alley 2008), Lluís recorded duets with great Blues & Boogie Woogie piano players as Carl Sonny Leyland, Barrelhouse Chuck, Mitch Woods, Bob Seeley, Mark “Mr B” Braun, Frank Muschalle ...
Recently Lluís has recorded his first live Cd, 7 NIGHTS AT CENTRAL (Swing Alley 2009), during a week of concerts at Café Central in Madrid wrapped up by a unique atmosphere and a warm audience. In this cd Lluís’ trio sounds full of complicity and feeling after more than 8 years playing regularly around the world.
Beyond spanish frontiers this young pianist has played at Miri Jazz Festival (Malaysia ‘06 y ‘07), Voxstock Blues Festival in Belgrade (Serbia ‘06), Boogie Woogie Festival in Beaune (France ‘07), Int. Boogie Woogie Festival in La Roquebrou (France ‘06), German Tour with Frank Muschalle & Julien Brunetaud (Germany ‘07), Int. Boogie Woogie Festival Switzerland (Lugano ’05, ‘07), Jazz au Mercure (Toulouse ‘07, ‘08), Caveau de la Huchette in Paris ’08, among others.
Lluís is fully involved to promote Blues & Boogie Woogie piano in Spain organizing several events as the annual Blues & Boogie Reunion in Terrassa, www.BluesBoogieSpain.com, Boogie Woogie Nights in Sabadell and Llinars del Vallès. Lluís also colaborates as artistic director in Barcelona Blues Festival and, with Barcelona Blues Society organizing the Boogie Woogie Jubilee in Barcelona.
During his professional career Lluís played with great musicians as James Harman, Barrelhouse Chuck, Mitch Woods, Bob Kirkpatrick Texas, Corey Harris, Hook Herrera. Little Jenny, Phil Upchurch, Manu Dibango, Sharon Jones, Loti Lewis, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Axel Zwingenberger, Philippe Lejeune, Martijn Schok, Silvan Zingg, Martin Pyrker, Frank Muschalle, Steve Big Man Clayton, Joja Wendt, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Rob Rio, ... and he has opened for Koko Taylor, Jimmy Rogers, James Cotton, Ana Popovic, Tom Principato, Big Time Sarah, George Clinton & Funkadelic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kenny Garrett, ...