Luis Gomez (Luisito) is a Dominican-American musician, arranger, record producer and bandleader. He began his training as a pianist at age five and grew up listening to Fania All Stars, Frankie Ruiz, Tito Rojas, Ramon Orlando, the Temptations and Earth Wind and Fire. In 2003, he was the first recipient of the Celia Cruz Foundation Scholarship. By age 15, Luisito started playing in New York City NightClubs such as Copacabana and Latin Quarters with salsa artists including Ismael Miranda and Andy Montanez.
An accomplished Latin, jazz, and classical pianist with extensive professional performance experience, Luisito has performed with various Latin luminaries such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, La India, Oscar D’ Leon, Jose Alberto El Canario, Luis Enrique, George Lamond, and Jerry Rivera.
In 2015, he received a Latin Grammy award for his work on the album, Tributo a Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto” by artist Jose Alberto El Canario. Luisito also received a 2016 Grammy nomination for his work on this album which was nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album. In addition to his production work for Jose Alberto El Canario, he has also produced and arranged for Tito Nieves, Raulin Rosendo, The New York Band, Rey Reyes, Henry Garcia and several independent artists.
He grew up in Manhattan, New York on 107 Street (hence the “Calle 107” in the band name). He is a graduate of the celebrated LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (made famous by the 1980 hit movie FAME), and Berklee College of Music.