Skip to main content
Artist Listing Bios

Lou Dawg

Perth Amboy Artist Listing

Lou Dawg (Music)

Artist bio/statement:

Lou started his musical career with the violin. While in high school, Lou was concert master of the school orchestra and also performed with legendary R&B artists Ben E. King and Darlene Love. Entering his teen years, Lou started playing guitar and began guitar lessons with renowned jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. Upon graduating high school Lou was awarded the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding musical achievement.

Attending Adventures in Jazz arts programs in Saint-Cézaire, France and in New York state, Lou has performed with jazz greats such as, Helio Alves, Steve Williams, Tim Horner, and Santi Debriano.

Lou received his bachelor’s from Berklee College of Music in May 2018 studying Professional Music and Latin Music Performance. He also, studied under acclaimed guitarist Ben Sher. Lou’s interests lie in developing music that produces distinct ardent meaning. His influences pan from the music of Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Andy Timmons and James Brown to Coldplay, Young the Giant, and Rebelution. Lou is a sought after guitar instructor and has a number of private students in his home state of New Jersey, and is also an instructor at Manasquan Music & Dance Academy. He performs at various venues in the Jersey Shoren area and numerous music festivals with local artists including The Shirleys with Tim McLoone, Guilty Pleasure, Chris Zurich, Scott Elk and Sam Sims.




phone: (732) 870-7805


facebook: @LouisDAlottoIV


Return to Artist Listing main

Our impact this year has changed our community!

  • Contributed in scholarships to public housing & section 8 participants.


  • Annually contributes to fund self-sufficiency, housing counseling, and financial literacy education.


  • In escrow funds. In 2022, we had 83 FSS program participants and graduated 7.