Godwin Louis, alto saxophonist, was born in Harlem, New York and began playing saxophone at age nine. Godwin grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port au Prince, Haiti. Godwin has recently been certified as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Competition. He has performed around the globe including France, Ireland, Italy, Venezuela, and China. Godwin is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance. Godwin has studied and performed with Herbie Hancock, Clark Terry, Roger Dickerson, Ron Carter, Jack Dejohnette, Jimmy Heath, Billy Preston, Barry Harris, David Baker, Mulatu Astakte, Mahmoud Ahmed, Wynton Marsalis, and Terence Blanchard just to name a few.
In addition, Godwin has performed as a sideman, guest soloist and has conducted clinics and master classes worldwide. As an educator, humanitarian and ambassador, Godwin has traveled from Nigeria to China to help promote cross-cultural understanding and introduce thousands to Americas indigenous art form, through public concerts, master classes, and jam sessions.