The MIT engineer who plays sax on Stephen Colbert’s show


By Jay London

At first glance, Louis ­Fouché’s (MITES ’02, MIT ’07, and creator of the MOSTEC Program) professional career couldn’t be more different from his MIT coursework in physics and chemical engineering. Fouché plays saxophone for the house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and his solo album reached number one in jazz on Amazon. But he believes the factors that helped him excel in math and science also helped propel his career in music.

“You flex your creative and analytical muscles in both,” he says. “Science has artistic elements, and there are scientific elements to art and music.”

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