Jazz critics agree that “Sweet Poppa Lou” Donaldson is one of the greatest alto saxophonists of all time. That’s why we’re excited to honor his talent and sweet, soulful sound all year! You may have noticed that Lou is featured on our website and newsletter banner; and, will be on our new t-shirt! Everything we do in 2018 is going to be funky, and no one exemplifies that better Lou. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame, is an NEA Jazz Master—the nation’s highest honor in jazz, and is the recipient of countless other honors and awards for his outstanding contributions to jazz. Get ready for a funky year inspired by one of our favorite musicians! Learn more about Lou here.