Jefferson Louvat began learning the mandolin at the age of 11. Mainly self-taught, the biggest names in contemporary Bluegrass were his main source of inspiration. In addition, other musical styles such as Jazz, Gypsy swing, and World Music all inspired him to create a very personal style of play.
He has performed at many legendary rooms and events including the Grand Ole Opry, The Station Inn, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), as well as various festivals throughout the U.S. and most of Europe.
In 2010 he signed with prestigious German record label, Acoustic Music Records, and released an album 'A Walk With You' with excellent French guitarist Thierry Massoubre. In 2011 Jefferson, brother Steve on banjo/guitar and Jazz bassist Michel Vrydag released their first Louvat Bros. self-entitled album and are currently working on the follow up.
The Louvat Bros. trio won the 2012 Liz Meyer award at the EWOB (European World of Bluegrass) rewarding the European’s most innovative band in Bluegrass music. Jefferson left The Louvat Bros. in 2016 and now performs with his duo, Szabadsag.