Louis Anthony deLise is an award-winning composer, record producer, arranger and conductor. His compositions for soloists and ensembles have been recorded and are often performed worldwide. His arranging and conducting work appears on albums alongside that of many of the world’s top pop artists including, Carlos Santana, Sheila E., Wynonna Judd, Kanye West, CeCe Winans and Paul Shaffer.
Louis deLise was arranger and conductor for Robert Hazard (writer of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”) and Grammy® winners Patti LaBelle and Halestorm in concert performances and recordings. He arranged and conducted on two albums for Miss LaBelle: Timeless Journey and her number one hit, The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle. Additional songwriting, composing, arranging and producing credits include albums and singles on EMI, Vanguard, Def-Jam, Centaur and CBS record labels.
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Joan Sparks is a wonderful musician with great ideas!
This past August, right after she premiered my Salon del Astor at the National Flute Association Convention, flutist Joan Sparks spoke with me about what she thought was a need in the repertoire for pieces that were, “playable, sophisticated, and with some of the jazz, pop, and rock idioms” that I tend to incorporate into my concert music.
Joan was an early fan of my Miniatures for Flute and Piano (published a few years ago by Alry Publications). It didn’t take long for us to hatch a plan to create a collection of new small pieces for flute and harp. Violá! The New Miniatures for Flute and Harp were born! Read Joan’s blog here!