Louis Cole

Louis Cole and Bob Mintzer collaborate with WDR Big Band

In May, USC Thornton Jazz Studies alumnus Louis Cole (’09) and Genevieve Artadi, his partner in their celebrated electronic funk-pop band, Knower, joined Bob Mintzer, chair of the USC Thornton Jazz Studies program, in a performance with WDR Big Band at JazzFest Bonn. Mintzer, who in 2016 became the bandleader of the award-winning band based in Cologne, Germany, has regularly collaborated with Cole in the decade since Cole graduated, bringing the new age musician back to traditional jazz settings.

The result of the most recent partnership between the alumnus and his USC mentor? A fantastic video complete with solos from both Mintzer and Cole.


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