Originally founded in New Orleans by Percussionist and Composer, Louis Romanos, the Louis Romanos Quartet (LRQ) relocated to Athens, Georgia in 2005. The LRQ features Dan Sumner on guitar, Alex Noppe on trumpet and Neal Starkey on acoustic bass. The music that Mr. Romanos composes reinterprets both traditional and modern jazz, interweaving Latin, bebop, and New Orleans street beat rhythms with profound melodies to create a playful, rhythmically driven, compelling sound. Mr. Romanos studied percussion with Idris Muhammad, John Vidacovich. He has recorded and/or performed with many great musicians including Tommy James, Gene Bertoncini, Steve Masakowski, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Earl Turbinton, Al Hirt, Charles Neville, and Stanton Moore.