The Pointer Sisters
Hootie & the Blow Fish
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Dom De Louis
Angel Luís is an international class musician who has performed and recorded with many of our favorite artists. His innovative brand of percussion spans through Latin, R&B, hip hop, classical, jazz, folk and pop, to name a few. He was educated at Loyola University in Chicago (Journalism), Santa Monica College (Music) and the University of Southern California (Jazz Studies). Angel Luís was initiated into the 'Havana' school of the Lucumí religious-folkloric tradition by Afro-Cuban Master, Lázaro Galarraga.
For 19 years (until 2010), Angel Luís was an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble Director at the Jazz Studies Department of the USC Thornton School of Music where he was also taught private instruction. While at USC, he received several teaching commendations, university awards and professor accolades. Angel Luís has received numerous grants from public organizations and private corporations including: the Chicago Council on Fine Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, the California Arts Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles,The Nielsen Company, The Walt Disney Company and The Target Corporation.