Louis Cato Biography

Louis Cato is an African-American personality better known as the member of Jon Batiste & Stay Human and the house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In his childhood, he first began seeking media attention because of his drumming skills. However, he is equally proficient in other instruments including bass, guitar, and brass. Louis Cato is known for his notable works like Dunlop Sessions: Marcus Miller (2015), Exclamation Mark (2014), and Victoires de la musique (1985).

On 11th August 2022, Thursday’s episode of the show, The Late Show, Colbert announced that the seven-year-old committed songwriter and band performer Jon Batiste would be exiting the show with his position of bandleader. He would be replaced with longtime “The Late Show” band member Louis Cato.

Early Life

Louis Cato was born on 3rd May 1985 in Lisbon, Portuguese, and later moved to the United States when he was still a child. He started living in Ohio and Washington, D.C. before settling in Albemarle, North Carolina in 1990. He started playing drums after he received the drum kit when he was only a five-year-old child. By the time he became 10 years old, he began teaching himself the instruments with strings. In middle school, he started getting training for learning brass. In high school, he began playing jazz and after graduation, he spent two years at Berklee College of Music. Louis is a known multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer, and is called the “special brand of bright”. He has set his strong foot with personality traits in the music industry.

Louis Cato Career

He has been part of the various bus tours, record studios, TV sets, plane tours, liner notes, and airwaves. He remains in the limelight because he collaborates with other high-profile personalities like Beyonce, Q-tip, John Legend, and Mariah Carey, among other household names. Louis Cato received his education with deep roots and connections in the gospel and contemporary Christian genres and later received his two-semester education for music at Berklee College of Music. Since his birth, he was given the environment of music and musicians only. He was two years old when he first started drumming as his hobby and later at the age of twelve, he started learning wind instruments. Soon Louis Cato started mastering his drumming skills and began having classes for bass, and guitar during five years of nightly performance in Boston.

Then in 2007, he met Marcus Miller at the North Sea Jazz Festival where he got the chance to elaborate on more skills and meet other famous personalities to eventually start a new task in his life. He has worked with some legendary names in the music world such as Beyoncé, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Snarky Puppy, Talib Kweli, George Duke, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Bobby McFerrin, and A Tribe Called Quest. Cato spent almost two decades practicing and lending his talent for other projects which all helped him gain a name and fame in the industry. Afterward, he released his first solo record named Starting Now (2016), which was produced and worked entirely by him. He is associated with the manager and creative producer Sam Goldberg and Jake Levy at Levy Law PLLC.

Louis Cato Biography

Real Name Louis Cato
Birth Date 3 May 1985
Age (as of 2022) 37 Years
Birth Place Lisbon, Portugal
Profession Singer, Musician
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend/wife? None

Personal Life

Louis Cato is still single and has not married anyone. On his social media profile including Instagram, he seems to be very much connected to his bandmates and their singing or guitar talents. You will mostly find him singing and playing music in his pictures and videos on Instagram. He has not committed or given any hint about his relationships in any way on his social media.

Louis Cato Net Worth

Louis Cato is an achiever in the music industry. Although he has received lots of accolades after getting associated with various talented and skillful personalities, he is yet to earn real-life honors and awards. According to his website, he is working for Levy Law PLLC and continuously remains in the wake of publishing his recordings in the industry, either on his social media along with his teammates or in the form of albums. For the moment, Cato’s estimated net worth must be somewhere around $2 or $3 million.

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